By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The Department of Labor has added to its collection of guidance documents about the COVID-19 outbreak (and other public health emergencies) and also announced, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, that small and midsize employers can start to take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits that are designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing leave to their employees pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), H.R. 6201, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.
The legislation will enable employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus, according to the DOL.
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