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Weekend Roundup: Coronavirus Paid-Leave, Opportunity for HR, RFE Extension

In this week’s edition of the weekend roundup, the Department of Labor answers more questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) paid-leave. HR managers have become even more of an essential to businesses during this uncertain time. In recent headlines, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending RFE deadlines. Click the headlines below to learn more

DOL Answers More Coronavirus Paid-Leave Questions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has added to its list of questions and answers regarding the paid sick leave and paid family leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The provisions took effect on April 1 and expire on Dec. 31. The DOL had announced a non-enforcement period for employers that make good-faith compliance efforts and correct violations as soon as possible. The department will focus on compliance assistance during that time and enforcement measures will begin April 18.

From Adversity Comes Opportunity for HR

One of many quotes from the controversial Napoleon Hill, an American self-help author from the early 20th century is, “from adversity comes opportunity.”

The past few weeks are uncharted territory. Adversity may even be an understatement. But rather than lament the misfortunes of the pandemic, let’s focus for just a few minutes on the opportunity it presents to pivot, add value, and change for the future.

USCIS Extends RFE Deadlines for 60 Days

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is giving employers an extra 60 days to respond to requests for evidence (RFEs) or notices of intent to deny due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, according to the agency. SHRM has rounded up resources and articles on the news.

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