These times of economic distress are challenging for business owners and employees. Tax practitioners are particularly impacted by the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as they can be both employers and employees. They may also share the same challenges as their clients regarding employee discharges, rehires, and taking advantage of federal and state economic and tax incentives.
This program focuses primarily on labor law issues as they interact with federal tax incentives such as the Employee Retention Credit, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Families First mandatory sick leave, and family leave and the Paycheck Protection Program. If you are concerned about conflicts between employers and employees arising from new COVID‑19–related legislation, and what rights and obligations employees have with respect to returning to work (all issues that could potentially lead to disputes and litigation between employees and employers) this program will take you through what you need to know about these challenging topics.
- When an employee with or without special health conditions must return to work
- Must an employer rehire employees discharged due to the coronavirus pandemic?
- May an employer require an employee without childcare to return to work?
- Pandemic Unemployment Compensation: the additional $600 per week that was extended for an additional 13 weeks
- Is the employer required to reasonably accommodate employees at risk for the coronavirus under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
- What does an employer’s obligation to furnish a “safe” workplace mean in the context of the coronavirus pandemic?
- Legal implications resulting from a governmental characterization of a business as “essential” or “nonessential”
- Must an employee return to work if he or she is receiving more in unemployment compensation than his or her regular wages?
- Potential sources of employer/employee litigation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
Confidently advise clients with respect to workplace regulation issues that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic
Any tax practitioner advising individual or business clients
A basic knowledge of individual income taxation