Presenter: Champaign-Urbana attorney Lorna Geiler, shareholder at Meyer Capel
The two most significant provisions of ARPA impacting employers are:
• Payroll Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Family Leave
ARPA does not require employers to offer paid sick or family leave as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required this time last year. Instead, ARPA extends the availability of payroll tax credits to employers who choose to offer paid sick leave and/or paid family leave.
• ARPA COBRA Subsidy
This is new and different. This was not addressed in the FFCRA. Again, this is a tax credit provided to employers for certain COBRA benefits. Unlike the paid sick leave and paid family leave extensions, the COBRA Subsidy is not discretionary. Employers are required to offer eligible employees subsidized COBRA.
This session will include a presentation of these topics by Lorna Geiler followed by limited Q&A. Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat box, which will be addressed at the end of the presentation, moderated by a member of our team.
Lorna K. Geiler is a shareholder with Meyer Capel, P.C. She concentrates her practice on employment and labor law representing primarily employers in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and, where appropriate, litigating. Lorna also represents employers in union organization efforts and labor negotiations.
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