Our legal resources contain helpful information about the workplace from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) along with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The EEOC Issues Coronavirus Guidance for the Workplace1
The EEOC has updated its guidance for the Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
IRS Announces Reimbursement for Employers Providing Mandated Leave Under the FFCRA1
The IRS announced that small and midsize employers will be able to take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave to their employees provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and which goes into effect April 2, 2020.
Congressional Aid Bill
Congress approved, and President Trump has signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides financial relief for businesses and individuals. The bill is extensive and includes provisions for business continuation loans, including payroll and mortgage relief, employment tax deferrals, insurance coverage for testing and future vaccinations, relaxation in rules regarding hardship withdrawals and loans against retirement programs, and more.2
1 Written and published by Employers Council
2 Summarized from Senate bill S.3548