The CARES Act was signed by President Trump on Friday, March 27, 2020. It is important to understand the provisions of this Act as well as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) before making decisions related to payroll costs and staffing.
Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the final version H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. On Wednesday (March 18) the U.S. Senate passed the bill and the President signed it. The legislation will extend assistance to individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill will become effective on April 2, 2020.
The end of the year is a great time to audit and organize your organization before launching into the new year. One thing to audit going into 2020 is the exempt status of your employees. The change to the FLSA exempt status salary threshold will be effective on January 1, 2020. FLSA status is just one of the things included in our End of Year Checklist.