Posts Tagged ‘emergency paid sick leave’

The American Rescue Plan Act: Employers Who Voluntarily Extend FFCRA Leave May Be Eligible for Substantial Employment Tax Credits

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Local government employers are now eligible for credits against the social security and Medicare tax payments that they must make, if they voluntarily extend Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA leave) through September 30, 2021. Through most of 2020, governmental employers had to make the same special wage payments […]

So Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Leave Have Expired?  Should We Extend?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, commonly called the stimulus bill and signed into law on December 27, 2020, let the leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expire.  No longer are employers obligated by law to grant employees 80 hours of paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons (emergency paid sick leave […]

FFCRA Not Extended; Expires December 31, 2020

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed in March as the federal government’s first response to the COVID-19 crisis, is a law with many parts. The Emergency Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act are the two most familiar to public employers. The stimulus bill that passed late last […]

Highlights of the U.S. Department of Labor’s FFCRA Regulations

Monday, April 6th, 2020

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 On Monday morning, April, 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued regulations implementing the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the Emergency FMLA Act”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Sick Leave Act”), both part of the Families First Coronavirus […]

Which Tax and Retirement Deductions Must Be Taken from FFCRA Emergency Paid Leave?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN UPDATED ON APRIL 24, 2020. When employers make payments to employees under the new emergency paid leave provisions of legislation enacted to address the COVID-19 crisis, they will not take out deductions for social security, but they will take out all other normal deduction – federal and state income tax, […]