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#WorkforceWednesday:CARES Act, New Paid Leave, Duty to Bargain

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 157 April 1, 2020


Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we’ve seen some relief for employers and their workforces. Watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news, and read further below:

CARES Act: What You Need to Know (Video and Podcast)

Last week, Congress passed and President Trump signed the CARES Act, a $2+ trillion stimulus law, which is the largest stimulus in U.S. history. Attorney Paul DeCamp discusses how this law could benefit certain employers during this unprecedented time.

Dive Deeper:

Paid Leave Effective Today

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act went into effect today. The law adds new sick leave requirements for private employers with 500 or fewer employees. The U.S. Department of Labor released guidance and FAQs last week, including clarification on the payroll tax credits. There are also employer notice requirements. Here’s the model poster.

Duty to Bargain During Emergencies

The National Labor Relations Board issued guidance clarifying the rights and obligations of  employers and labor organizations during both public emergencies and emergency situations specific to an individual employer. Read more.

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