Helpful FFCRA Guidance for Employers from IRS and EEOC

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While the U.S. Department of Labor has been the agency principally responsible for issuing guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), several other agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have recently issued important guidance for employers regarding the FFCRA and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance from the IRS on Tax Credits Under the FFCRA

The IRS recently issued guidance in the form of 66 Questions and Answers related to tax credits available under the FFCRA. The following are some important highlights from this IRS guidance:

The full IRS guidance can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs#basic

Guidance from the EEOC

The EEOC, the agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, has issued guidance for employers regarding the effect of the current pandemic on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. The following are some important highlights from the EEOC guidance:

The full EEOC guidance can be found here:

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm

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