The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), which applies to virtually all employees regardless of size, protects the right of an employee returning from military service or training to be reemployed at his or her former job (or as nearly comparable a job as possible) with the same benefits.
This month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed the withdrawal of two regulations, one concerning Independent Contractors and the other concerning Joint Employers. These Rules are not going forward, and employers should stay tuned for the Biden Administration’s own proposed regulations.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). This new law extends the period for which tax credits are available to employers who continue to voluntarily provide the same kind of paid sick and/or family leave first provided for by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).