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  • Paycheck Protection Program

    Paycheck Protection Program

    What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

    The Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP, is a newly enacted federal law to help employers deal with the fallout from COVID-19. Employers with less than 500 employees can qualify for a forgivable loan that would cover their payroll (including certain benefits), rent or mortgage interest, and utilities for a period of 8 weeks from the date they receive the loan.

    This is … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • FFCRA Notices and Forms for FMLA Compliance are Now Available

    FFCRA Notices and Forms for FMLA Compliance are Now Available

    The Family First Coronavirus Response Act expanded employers’ obligations to provide employees paid sick time and FMLA leave for COVID-19 related events. Employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of qualifying paid leave, and employers can obtain payroll tax relief for payment of paid leave each time they process their payroll.

    Many small employers were not previously subject to the FMLA. However, it now … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Are Parents Entitled to Paid Leave while Arizona Schools Remain Closed due to COVID-19?

    Are Parents Entitled to Paid Leave while Arizona Schools Remain Closed due to COVID-19?

    On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency arising from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. In response, Governor Ducey announced on March 15, 2020 that Arizona schools would remain closed until March 27, 2020. However, he recently announced schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

    School closures have led many parents to try to find alternative … Read More

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  • Both DOL and IRS Issue Guidelines for Employers

    Both DOL and IRS Issue Guidelines for Employers

    Government agencies are beginning to release information relative to how employers can be in compliance with the new Family First Coronavirus Act which is effective April 2, 2020. Below is guidance from both the Department of Labor as well as the IRS. We will continue to post relevant updated content on our COVID-19 page.

    By April 9, 2020, employers must keep a notice of the requirements of the Act prepared by or … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Seven Reasons Employers Should Not Lay Off Employees in Response to COVID-19

    Seven Reasons Employers Should Not Lay Off Employees in Response to COVID-19

    On March 19, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order to limit the operation of certain business, including bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Although many other businesses remain fully operational, they are suffering the economic impacts. This has led many employers to face challenging decisions, including whether to lay off their employees. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • The FMLA Expands to Cover More Employers

    The FMLA Expands to Cover More Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • I-9 Flexibility for Employers Due to COVID-19

    I-9 Flexibility for Employers Due to COVID-19

    The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced temporary flexibility related to Form I-9 requirements.

    Employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s presence until normal operations resume. Employers, however, are required to inspect … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • New Paid Sick Time Law Impacts Employers

    New Paid Sick Time Law Impacts Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • EEOC Issues Guidance to Employers During Coronavirus Pandemic

    EEOC Issues Guidance to Employers During Coronavirus Pandemic

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the EEOC has issued guidance regarding the Americans with Disability Act, as amended (the “ADA”) in relation to pandemic issues faced in the workplace. The guidance is available here. Below is a distillation of the EEOC’s guidance.

    Employers may require employees displaying influenza-like symptoms to stay home. Employers can ask about general symptoms but … Read More

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  • Considering Hiring a College Student as an Unpaid Intern this Summer?

    Considering Hiring a College Student as an Unpaid Intern this Summer?

    It is getting closer to summer and that means students are looking for work experience. Many companies offer unpaid internships. While both the student and employer may see benefits to this arrangement – the employer doesn’t have to pay wages and the employee has work experience on their resume, it may not be a “free ride” for the employer. The Department of Labor utilizes criteria to … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article