Breaking News: IRS and DOL Issue Additional Guidance on Emergency Leave

April 2, 2020   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

IRS AND DOL ISSUE ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON EMERGENCY LEAVE

The IRS and the Department of Labor both provided additional guidance on the application of the new emergency leave laws. The IRS significantly limited the circumstances in which childcare leave can be taken and explained what documentation will be required to substantiate the various emergency leaves. For its part, DOL defined when a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order would trigger emergency leave and laid out how the small employer exception must be documented. We summarize key points of the new guidance and provide updated leave request forms. Read our news alert here.