Employment - COVID-19

Labor Provisions found within the CARES Act

The Key Labor and Other Provisions highlighted herein include key changes made to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, federal authority extensions to the Department of Labor, hiring flexibility for certain federal agencies, and protection for renters. Additional installments will…

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New Unemployment Provisions Established in the CARES Act

Last week Congress provided relief for Americans, businesses, and healthcare institutions through a record stimulus deal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  The Senate passed H.R. 748 Wednesday March 25, 2020,…

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FFCRA Exemptions for Health Care Providers and Emergency Responders

FFCRA Exemptions for Health Care Providers and Emergency Responders By:  Shannon D. Norris FFCRA Requirements The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) generally provides that covered employers must provide to all employees: Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular…

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FFCRA Exemptions for Small Businesses

FFCRA Exemptions Small Businesses By:  Shannon D. Norris FFCRA Requirements The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) generally provides that covered employers must provide to all employees: Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the…

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Shared Work Program, Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Information

Government relief for employers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic This week our state and federal government provided relief for employers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Texas Workforce Commission established a program Shared Work to assist with employees…

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