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Employment Law Alert: IRS Tells Us How Employees Qualify and What Documents We Need for New Emergency FFCRA Leave

April 6, 2020

The new FFCRA leave law is coming a little more into focus (despite being already in effect).  Late last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clarified that only one caregiver may take advantage of the emergency paid sick or FMLA leave available under the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to care for a child whose school or childcare is closed

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Employment Law Alert: MARYLAND, VIRGINIA and DC – It’s Easier to Get Unemployment Benefits…

April 6, 2020

Due to the state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor of Maryland, and the labor conditions across the state of Maryland, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor (MDDOL) has ordered, effective March 20, 2020, a temporary exemption from the work search requirements for individuals receiving unemployment insurance benefits. 

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Did you know … that the list of essential services was expanded to include “real estate services”?

April 1, 2020

As you may know, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued guidance on operations and services that should continue during the COVID-19 response to ensure the continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.  In response to the efforts of the real estate industry, on March 28, 2020, CISA released updated guidance (Version 2.0) that now includes “Residential and commercial real estate services, including settlement services” within the list of essential services. 

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Employment Law Alert: Additional DOL Guidance—Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 30, 2020

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 FFCRA.

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