CARES Act Suspends Garnishments on Some Federal Student Loans For Six Months
Employers can be ordered to garnish their employees’ earnings to collect on defaulted student loans. Two federal laws allow for such deductions: The Higher Education Act (HEA), and The Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) By now, many of you have read news articles about the new federal stimulus bill temporarily suspending payments on federal student... Read more »
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New COVID-19 Resources for help with FFCRA
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) published the required posters and additional guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). They also added questions and answers (there are now well over 50) to their Q&A sheet. The posters can be found here: Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave... Read more »
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The CARES Act for COVID-19 relief: What Employers Need to Know
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains $2 trillion in financial relief for both individuals and businesses. President Trump signed it into law on March 27, 2020. Major provisions affecting employers are summarized below. The first section of the Act is called the Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act and includes... Read more »
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