COVID-19: Most Important Asked Questions & Answers Employers Need to Know!

calendar April 20, 2020
| 2 Minute Read

Many employers are still wrestling to understand the rapid changes with state and federal laws. On April 17, 2020, the temporary 'non-enforcement period' of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was lifted, and the DOL will fully enforce violations of the act. Combined has compiled a list of the most important questions and answers obtained from U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Internal Revenue Service , our past webinars, our attorney partners, and our virtual HR softwares:

In this Q&A, you’ll find detailed answers, and guidance to questions such as:

  • What are the penalties for violating the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act?
  • Am I required to reimburse my employees for the use of cell phones, internet, etc. while working remotely?
  • My employees are not working right now; my business is barred from operating due to the coronavirus outbreak. Are employees eligible to continue benefits?
  • What are the requirements in order to realize full forgiveness on PPP loans? What if I already laid off employees or cut pay prior to the PPP loan?
  • What are the requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for benefits and health coverage for employees on furlough?

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