Department of Labor Issues Regulations on FFCRA Request for Leave and Documents Required

April 3, 2020 Late on April 1, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued its initial and temporary regulations regarding the paid time off provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). A final version of the regulations is expected to be published on Monday, April 6, 2020, without any changes. The regulations implement public health emergency leave under the FFCRA, both … Read More

Bankruptcy and the CARES Act

April 1, 2020 Approximately one month ago, the Small Business Reorganization Act (“Subchapter 5”) became effective. Subchapter 5 is intended to create an efficient process for a debtor to reorganize and a simpler standard for a debtor to confirm a plan. For those who qualify, Subchapter 5 shortens the time to file a plan, eliminates the requirement of a disclosure … Read More

COVID-19 Update: Provisions to FMLA Take Effect April 1, 2020

March 25, 2020 The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its first guidelines related to the paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Families First Act”). Most importantly, the DOL has indicated that these provisions will take effect on April 1, 2020. This is a practical response as it coincides with the beginning of … Read More

COVID-19 Update: Tax Credits Available for Employers; First Guidelines Issued

March 23, 2020 News related to the recent federal legislation has been coming fast and furious. We know that employers with fewer than 500 employees have to provide two weeks of paid leave for those who are diagnosed with COVID-19 to a maximum of $511 per day, and two weeks to family caregivers caring for children who are displaced from … Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law

March 20, 2020 On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Act”) into law. The Families First Act contains two provisions that employers should familiarize themselves with. First, it provides for two weeks of paid sick leave for employees forced to miss work due to COVID-19 related illnesses. Second, it entitles employees … Read More

A Note Regarding Rothberg and COVID-19

March 19, 2020 We want to assure our clients and friends that Rothberg stands ready to provide you with the same level of service you have come to expect from us even during these challenging and uncertain times arising from the COVID-19 virus. Our first priority continues to be the health and well-being of our attorneys and staff, our clients, … Read More