On December 20, 2020, Congress reached an agreement on a second stimulus package that will provide immediate aid to both individuals and businesses. This bill now must be signed by the President in order to become law. The bill will impact both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and loans established under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).
FFCRA. Under the bill, the FFCRA is still set to expire on December 31, 2020. However, employers may voluntarily elect to continue to provide FFCRA leave (both paid sick and paid family leave) and receive tax credits until March 31, 2021. The leave under the FFCRA does not renew. This means that any employee who has exhausted their paid leave under the FFCRA will no longer be eligible for FFCRA leave.
PPP. The second stimulus package also impacts the PPP by allocating 284 billion dollars for a second round of PPP loans, as well as clarifying PPP forgivable expenses and tax deductions for PPP expenses for both the original and second round of PPP loans. Most notably, the second stimulus package will provide the following:
Well, both Mr. and Mrs. Dietrick got hit with the fraudulent unemployment claims in our names.
If you are in Kansas, and, this happens to you, please click on the link below and file the report of fraud. Then, it will give you further instructions on who to contact you provide alerts that you may have been compromised.
Additional information is here. A great article from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) on this subject matter.
Happy Election Day!
Below is link to a great article from the Wall Street Journal on this subject matter. We always get this question…do employees have the right to free political speech at work? The answer is not so simple…
Have a great day, and VOTE!
Do Employees Have the Right to Free Political Speech at Work?
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