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BKD COVID-19 Weekly Webinar Series: Top Questions from Employers Regarding COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
BKD CPAs & Advisors

Shareholder Devon Sharp was a special guest on a Webinar hosted by BKD CPAs & Advisors on Thursday, April 30th. The Webinar, entitled "BKD COVID-19 Weekly Webinar Series: Top Questions from Employers Regarding COVID-19" can be viewed on their website here.

Summary: COVID-19, and the related responses by various levels of government, has presented a number of challenges for employers of all types. In this webinar, we will address some of the top questions being asked by employers regarding how to handle COVID-19-related HR issues, including topics like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), unemployment benefits and legal issues raised by furloughs and layoffs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify situations in which employees may be eligible for paid leave under the FFCRA
  • Explain how the CARES Act has modified unemployment benefits for workers who are unemployed, partially unemployed or furloughed
  • Identify key legal issues that should be considered by an employer when implementing a furlough or a layoff