The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes two employment-related components – the Emergency Family and Medical Expansion Leave Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. This federal legislation takes effect April 1, 2020. It expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The Department of Labor has created a web page to assist employers with meeting the new requirements. Included on this page are fact sheets, common questions and answers, and the employment posters you must display.
The act also created two new refundable payroll tax credits for employers to offset the cost of providing the benefits. The Department of Labor provided a press release to help employers understand the credits. Please find below a link to the DOL website and news release.
The new provisions are applicable to any company with 500 employees or less. Companies with fewer than 50 employees can apply for an exemption to the new law. You are encouraged to consult with your attorney or accountant to ensure your company meets the new law.
NRMCA Develops COVID 19 Best Practices for Ready Mix Firms
The NRMCA has developed guidelines to help protect drivers and employees during the COVID-19 health crisis. A link to these guidelines is below. A printable version is available on our website.
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