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COVID-19 Update September 9, 2020

The Senate had a very productive first full day back in session. Republicans issued a bill containing a targeted Coronavirus relief package, and there will be a vote tomorrow to gauge levels of support. During our NAPEO Federal Affairs Committee call today, most members lacked optimism that both parties would come to an agreement in a timely matter with the presidential election approaching soon.

Today, a New York federal court judge struck down critical portions of the Labor Department’s new joint employer rule for franchise/contractor partnerships that went into effect a few months ago, stating that it didn’t comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This ruling has many implications that we will be sharing once more comes out about if it will be appealed or not by the Supreme Court.

Accordingly, the Department of Labor will be revising the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave rules in light of a decision made by another New York judge declaring that part of this law was illegal for health care workers.

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