Employment Law During Times of Coronavirus

David Guadagnoli and Corinne Greene spoke on "Employment Law During Times of Coronavirus," at a webinar program sponsored by Worthy Circles on March 24, 2020. 

Corinne spoke on employment issues, including:

  • FMLA, including the new Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act changes
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Overtime (FLSA) issues
    • Reducing salaries of hourly employees
    • Reducing salaries of exempt employees
  • Furlough v. layoff/termination

David discussed benefits considerations, including:

  • Section 139 – a nontaxable way to benefit employees
  • Retirement Plans
    • Hardship distributions, loans and in-service distributions
    • Freezing employer contributions

    • Partial termination concept

  • COBRA issues for furloughed and temporarily laid off employees
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