American Rescue Plan Overview

Understanding the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, direct checks to individuals, and more. While Congress changed some of the ARP bill, it’s mainly similar to the House’s…

OSHA Guidance for Reopening Nonessential Businesses

  On June 18, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers plan how to reopen nonessential businesses. The guidance also addresses issues employers should consider as they ask their employees to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA’s publication of guidelines for reopening nonessential businesses includes charts, examples,…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act—Questions and Answers

As part of sweeping legislation—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” allows 12 weeks of partially compensated FMLA leave to…