COVID-19 Update: The Indiana Stay-at-Home Order of March 18 designates law firms as essential businesses, and we are still open and actively working. We have numerous resources to allow us to meet with you, sign documents electronically, and hold hearings all remotely. We look forward to working with you during these unprecedented times. In an effort to reduce the financial burden on clients, we are currently running 30% off our estate plans.

Articles Tagged with coronavirus

Coronavirus paid sick leaveAs we discussed in a recent post, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires small businesses to paid employees for time away from work for various reasons related to the coronavirus epidemic.

The FFRCA provides two types of benefits.

  • Employers must pay an employee at his or her regular rate of pay if the employee is unable to work or telework because of a federal, state, or local order related to COVID-19, or because the employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine because of COVID-19 concerns, or because the employee has symptoms of a coronavirus infection and is seeking a diagnosis.

Coronavirus paid sick leave
[For an update based on agency guidance please see Small Businesses Receive Help with Coronavirus Paid Leave.]

On March 18, Congress passed, and the President signed on the same day, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that, among other things, requires employers to give employees paid time off for certain absences that result from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This article summarizes the obligations of employers and the rights of employees under the FFCRA. This article is only a summary and does not address all the details and nuances of the statute. In addition, because the FFCRA was enacted and signed so quickly, there may be questions without obvious answers. You may contact our office to inquire about obtaining advice regarding your specific situation as either an employee or employer.

What Employers Are Covered?

Contact Information