Benefits

As we reported in our e-mail dated August 13, 2020, the Southern District of New York recently invalidated certain portions of the regulation interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) – at least for employers within that court’s jurisdiction.  In response to the court’s...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was designed to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19.  In order to quell confusion stemming from the FFCRA’s implementation, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) promulgated regulations...

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to provide written notice at least 60 days prior to a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” if certain criteria are met. The purpose of the WARN Act is to ensure that state governments can...

Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a temporary rule concerning both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  It can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf While government rules and regulations are not the legal equivalent of statutory...

The employee leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) take effect this Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Under these provisions, employees may be eligible for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if they are unable to work or telework for one or more of...

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) into law on March 18, 2020.  Included in the FFCRA is the Emergency Sick Leave Act (“Sick Leave Act”).  This law covers all public sector employers and, with limited exceptions, all private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees. ...

MASUD LABOR LAW GROUP By: Joshua J. Leadford Many employers have been forced to provide retiree healthcare benefits for the life of retirees – even when lifetime benefits were not expressly promised under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.  However, under a recent ruling from the...