DOL ISSUES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON FFCRA

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) provisions regarding required Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave go into effect tomorrow, April 1, 2020. Unless they obtain an exemption, all private employers with fewer than 500 employees must follow the FFCRA. Just yesterday, the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued additional guidance.

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROVISIONS – INDIVIDUAL TAX PROVISIONS

Due Date for Filing Income Tax Returns and Making Income Tax Payments The IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue have extended the due date for filing 2019 income tax returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The extension is automatic. An extension application need not be filed. In addition, the IRS and.

PRESIDENT SIGNS CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS LEGISLATION

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “Stimulus Act”) into law, providing over two trillion dollars in relief in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The relief available under the Stimulus Act includes individual cash rebates, expanded unemployment benefits, small business loans, and.

IRS RELEASES GUIDANCE REGARDING TAX CREDIT AND RELATED ISSUES UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, to provide relief to employees adversely affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The law, which applies to private employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public employers, provides, among other things, paid leave for certain employees.

WISCONSIN ISSUES “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER

Yesterday, Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services issued its 16-page Emergency Order #12 (the “Order”), known as the “Safer at Home” Order, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Order is in effect from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, unless a superseding order is issued. INTRODUCTION.

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