Social Distancing in an Office Setting

Employers looking to reopen their workplace after pandemic-related workplace restrictions have been lifted will need to consider and plan for issues like more stringent cleaning protocols, use of face coverings and masks in the workplace, and conducting temperature checks and health screening of employees and visitors.  This post focuses on the need for employers to … Read more

Recordkeeping Guidance for Employers Seeking FFCRA Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), which was effective April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020, provides small and midsize employers (under 500 employees) with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for qualifying leave related to COVID-19. … Read more

Mandatory Posting: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Notice Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the model Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice (available here).  Private employers with fewer than 500 employees must post the notice and are recommended to do so in advance of the April 1, 2020 effective date of the FFCRA. Each covered employer must post the notice in … Read more

COVID-19: New Jersey Paid Benefits for Employees

The New Jersey Department of Labor has published a table outlining various COVID-19 scenarios that employees may find themselves in at this precarious time, together with an indication of which paid benefits employees may qualify for if they are not being paid by their employer or otherwise the recipient of more generous employer policies.  The … Read more