CARES ACT: Impact on Unemployment Insurance

GUEST POST By Ronald Adler, President-CEO, Laurdan Associates, Inc. The CARES Act imposes important new requirements on the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program. Background The Federal-State UI Program provides monetary benefits to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Under the Program, states are allowed to determine monetary and non-monetary qualifications… More

Did You Known… … that Maryland residents can travel to and from an Essential Business in order to conduct a real estate settlement

GUEST POST As you may know, the outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in the issuance of several Executive Orders by Governor Hogan. Today, Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order (Executive Order 20-03-30-01) that requires, among other things, Non-Essential Businesses to remain closed to the general public and Maryland residents to stay in their homes or… More

Sweeping Tax Relief Provisions included in the CARES Act (Business Provisions)

GUEST POST: In an effort to help businesses and individuals weather the economic storm created by the coronavirus shutdowns, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed and the President signed on March 27, included many provisions easing restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.  Key Changes relating to businesses are highlighted… More

Additional DOL Guidance- Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In support of its ongoing effort to facilitate understanding of and compliance with the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued an exhaustive set of Questions and Answers to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees with respect to their responsibilities and rights under the… More

How the CARES Act Impacts most Employers

Last Friday, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) became law and the latest—and by far the biggest—legislative response to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak. The CARES Act will infuse more than $2 trillion into the U.S. economy. Importantly, the CARES Act includes numerous measures directed toward employers of all sizes, such… More

Using Withheld Payroll Taxes To Pay For COVID-19 Employee Paid Leave

Please note that this alert reflects information that was current as of March 22, 2020. On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) was signed into law, providing paid family leave and sick leave for employees affected by the Coronavirus. We previously covered the upcoming obligations of employers to provide paid family and sick leave… More

EEOC Releases Updated Guidance Regarding What Employers Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and COVID-19

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released updated guidance entitled “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19.” The updated guidance provides answers to employers’ frequently asked questions regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act during the COVID-19 outbreak. The following are some of… More

Coronavirus- What to do with your Employees

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has us all scrambling with work, with family, and with our sanity. We all know the news changes daily (as do the closures and emergency legislation), but we have put together guidance on some common questions we’ve been hearing from clients. Please treat this as a general resource only—these decisions are often fact-specific… More