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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE GUIDANCE REGARDING THE FFCRA On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a temporary rule (available here) issuing regulations pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has also issued guidance (available here) regarding COVID-19 related tax credits available to employers who are required to provide paid leave under the FFCRA. Much of the temporary rule repeats prior guidance published by the DOL, but there are a few new takeaways worth mentioning: Temporary Rules Regarding the FFCRA Child Care Provider. The

The law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that David Mooers-Putzer, Kassidy Wallin, Erin St. John, Paul Barrus, and Steven Glauser have been promoted to shareholders. David Mooers-Putzer is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation and business and finance sections.  Mr. Mooers-Putzer attended Stanford University where he received a B.A. in History in 2009.  In 2013, he earned his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Kassidy Wallin is a member of Parr Brown’s natural resources, energy, and environmental law groups.  Mr. Wallin attended the University of Utah where he

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that Bentley J. Tolk has been selected as president of the firm. Bentley Tolk Bentley J. Tolk is a member of the firm’s Employment Law Group and Litigation Group, with an emphasis in the areas of ERISA litigation, employment counseling, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Tolk provides counseling and litigation services for businesses and human resource professionals in the areas of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour compliance, disability accommodation, family and parental leave, disciplinary action, downsizing, employment policies, compliance with federal and state statutes

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GUIDANCE REGARDING PAID SICK LEAVE AND FMLA CHILDCARE LEAVE UNDER THE FFCRA Over the weekend, on March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published its latest round of guidance to assist employers with complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). This new guidance appears in the form of updated Questions and Answers Nos. 38-59 (available here) and addresses, among other things, the following:  Clarifies the interaction of FMLA emergency childcare leave with regular FMLA leave; Clarifies that a full-time employee for purposes of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act is