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How Employers Can Help Working Parents During the New School Year

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Aug 13, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Back in March, when we were scrambling to react to COVID-19, many were faced with challenges related to childcare schools began switching to remote learning and places of care were shutting down. Many working parents remained hopeful that these difficulties would subside if they just made it to summertime.

Now, summer is coming to an end, and we’re headed into yet another school year, but not how we expected to. With coronavirus cases still present, and schools remaining uncertain about openings and the logistics of teaching, many employees are facing the continued challenges of juggling work and childcare during this pandemic.

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Topics: families first coronavirus response act, coronavirus, Back-to-school

New York Ruling Creates Uncertainty over Parts of the FFCRA

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Aug 10, 2020 7:45:00 AM

In response to COVID-19, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020, and became effective on April 1, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor issued regulations to assist employers and employees with compliance on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. Shortly after the DOL issued its FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit.

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Topics: families first coronavirus response act, coronavirus

FAQs: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Mar 27, 2020 11:16:11 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) are effective on April 1, 2020. President Trump signed the order on March 18, 2020, and it stated that leave provisions would take effect not later than 15 days after the enactment, leading many to assume the DOL would implement the law on April 2, 2020. We now know it will be a day sooner.

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Topics: families first coronavirus response act, coronavirus, FFCRA

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