Over the weekend, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief […]
On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate voted 30-17 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”), which passed the Maryland General Assembly last year. That was one more vote than the bill received in the Senate last year. You can find a summary, documents and history […]
We’ve blogged on several paid leave law topics already this year and it seems that more and more states and cities are adapting their own laws. But this presents many compliance challenges for employers with employees in multiple jurisdictions. The variances between municipalities and their states have created turmoil as to which jurisdiction has authority […]
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Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued and established the proposed rule that implements the Executive Order (EO) 13706, which establishes paid sick leave for federal contractors. The DOL estimates that the order will provide paid sick leave to about 828,000 employees of federal contractors as well as 437,000 employees that currently receive no paid […]
On September 7, 2015, President Obama ordered paid leave for federal contractors and subcontractors. Federal contracts may earn a maximum of seven days paid sick leave each year. The workers can earn a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours that they work. This law will also allow workers to […]