Dealing with COVID-19 Related Leave Requests and the New 100% COBRA Entitlement
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, municipalities continue to deal with leave requests from employees for various COVID related reasons. Addressing such requests can be challenging because they may implicate various overlapping laws. On June 24, IMLA will be presenting a webinar outlining how municipalities should handle these challenges, especially the intersection of the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the recently extended and expanded tax credits available under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The American Rescue Plan Act extended the availability of the FFCRA tax credits on a voluntary basis until September 30, 2021 and expanded the situations in which municipalities may obtain tax credits for providing leave to employees. The presentation will also discuss the 100% Family COBRA entitlement, effective April 1, 2021.
Speaker: Jonathan Mook and Robin Cross