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FFCRA

Hey Compliance Warriors! Employers who are filing Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return and claiming an employer tax credit should read the instructions carefully and take their time when completing the form to avoid mistakes. Read on… Issue Number: COVID Tax Tip 2020-157 Using a reputable tax preparer including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals can […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools. This guidance explains eligibility for paid leave relative to the varied formats […]

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On Monday, August 3, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated several employer friendly provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) “Final Rule” regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“the Act” or “FFCRA”). In the decision, the Court addresses four provisions of the Final Rule: (1) the […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Not long after the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit challenging some of the provisions.  Yesterday, August 3rd, 2020, the federal district court in New York struck down four provisions in the regulations.  Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how the requirements and protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) impact the workplace […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Form W-2. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! With school and summer activity schedules greatly altered as America continues to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued two Field Assistance Bulletins (FABs) today to clarify issues relevant to the pandemic’s effects on employees and the workplace. Read on…

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