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May 29, 2020 - DOL Offers Short-Time Compensation Funding

 

Agency News and Guidance

June 29, 2020 - DOL, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Others Offer Webinar for Employers About Paid Sick, Family, and Medical Leave Under Families First Act

The free webinar will happen July 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET, and will repeat at the same time on July 14, 21 and 28. Space is limited and registration is required.

June 26, 2020 - DOL Issues Guidance on Child Labor and Paid Sick, Family, and Medical Leave Issues Related to School and Camp Closures

June 23, 2020 - DOL Office of Inspector General (OIG) Reports Concerns Regarding Implementation of CARES Act Dislocated Worker Provisions

June 22, 2020 - Administration Suspends Foreign Work Visas

The issuance of certain new nonimmigrant visas will be suspended until December 31, 2020, which could be extended. DHS is also directed to transition to a merit-based immigration system.

June 18, 2020 - DOL Issues Employer Guidance on Reopening Safely

June 15, 2020 - DOL Issues Additional Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Fraud Prevention

The guidance focuses on pandemic-related changes in the Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program.

June 15, 2020 - DOL Updates Guidance for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Data Collection and Reporting

June 15, 2020 - DOL Issues Additional Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Fraud Prevention

The guidance focuses on changes in the Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program.

June 15, 2020 - DOL Updates Guidance for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Data Collection and Reporting

June 8, 2020 - DOL Awards COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants to Iowa, Ohio, and Indiana

May 28, 2020 - OSHA Posts Tips on Social Distancing At Work

May 28, 2020 - DOL Posts Guidance on Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Provisions in CARES Act, Program Year (PY) 2020 Allotments, Application Instructions

May 27, 2020 - DOL Awards Four More COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs)

The recipients are Pennsylvania, Maine, Michigan, and Washington. Amounts for these and past awards are available here.

May 26, 2020 - DOL Office of Inspector General Raises Concern about Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

May 19, 2020 - DOL Updates Resources for Prevention of Unemployment Insurance Fraud

May 18, 2020 - Bureau of Labor Statistics Seeks Comment on Proposed Revision of Current Population Survey (CPS) to Add Questions about Effects of COVID-19

May 17, 2020 - DOL Offers Help to States with Unemployment Insurance IT Problems

May 15, 2020 - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Offers Webinar for State and Local Governments in Southeast Region on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The webinar is Friday, May 22, 10:00-11:00 AM ET. Pre-registration is required here. Relevant FFCRA provisions include those regarding tax credits and leave.

May 15, 2020 - DOL Announces New CARES Act DWGs

The grants are going to Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Amounts will be posted here.

May 15, 2020 – Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Posts Guidance Regarding UC Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 and the “Between and Within Terms” Denial Provisions

May 14, 2020 - ETA Releases Guidance on Temporary Changes to Extended Benefits Program from the Families First and CARES Acts

May 13, 2020 - ETA Posts Q&A, Revised Reporting Instructions for CARES Act Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program

May 11, 2020 - DOL Issues New Guidance on Program Integrity for Regular and CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Programs

May 10, 2020 - DOL Announces Availability of CARES Act Short-Time Compensation Grants, Posts Guidance on Application Process and State-by-State Allocations

May 9, 2020 - DOL Updates Guidance on CARES Act Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

May 8, 2020 - DOL Posts Answers to 93 FAQs on Paid Family, Medical, and Sick Leave Provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

May 6, 2020 - DOL Awards DWGs

COVID-19 DWGs went to Idaho, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands.

May 5, 2020 - DOL Allows DWG Use for Contact Tracing

May 4, 2020 - DOL Posts Additional Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Provisions of CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act

May 3, 2020 - DOL Posts Guidance for CARES Act Short-Time Compensation Provisions

April 30, 2020 - DOL Posts Instructions for Full Federal Funding of First Week of Unemployment Compensation under CARES Act

April 29, 2020 - DOL Awards Coronavirus DWGs

New awards went to Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

April 28, 2020 - DOL, Internal Revenue Service Issue COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans

April 27, 2020 - DOL Releases Additional Guidance for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

April 27, 2020 - DOL Releases Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Relief for States, Locals, Tribes, and Certain Nonprofits (“Reimbursing Employers”)

April 20, 2020 - DOL Begins to Enforce Paid Leave Protections in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 16, 2020 - OSHA Will Consider Employers’ Good-Faith Efforts During Pandemic

April 15, 2020 - DOL Awards First Installment of CARES Act COVID-19 DWGs

April 14, 2020 - DOL Seeks Comment on Information Collection for Coronavirus Paid Leave

Comments are due June 15, 2020.

April 10, 2020 - DOL Publishes Guidance on Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program

April 10, 2020 - DOL Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Recordkeeping

April 10, 2020 - DOL Corrects Regulatory Text Implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act Emergency Leave

April 9, 2020 - Office of Foreign Labor Certification Releases H-1B and H-2A FAQs Related to COVID-19 

April 8, 2020 - DOL Warns Employers About Retaliation Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions

April 6, 2020 - DOL Posts Temporary COVID-19 Paid Leave Rules

April 5, 2020 - DOL Publishes Guidance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (COVID-19-Related Unemployment)

April 4, 2020 - DOL Publishes Guidance on FPUC ($600 Plus-Up of Regular Benefits)

April 3, 2020 - OSHA Issues Guidance on Respiratory Protection During Pandemic-Related Shortages

April 2, 2020 - DOL Publishes Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Summary, Emergency Staffing Flexibility

March 26, 2020 - Rehabilitation Services Administration Posts Q&A on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Performance Accountability in the COVID-19 Environment

March 25, 2020 - DOL Hosts Online Dialogue on Expanded Family and Medical Leave

March 22, 2020 DOL Posts Instructions for State Implementation of Emergency Unemployment Insurance

March 20, 2020 DOL and Department of the Treasury Begin Implementing COVID-19-Related Paid Leave and Tax Credits

March 18, 2020 DOL Announces Availability of $100 Million for COVID-19-Related DWGs

March 12, 2020 - ETA Posts COVID-19 Guidance for Unemployment Compensation

March 9, 2020 - OSHA Publishes Guidance on Preparing Workers for COVID-19


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Updated July 1, 2020