Put The New Coronavirus Laws to Work for You

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Employees have new protections and opportunities under the recent law responding to COVID-19, the American Rescue Plan, passed in April 2021. The new law has many complex provisions and qualifiers, which can be daunting to understand. That’s why we’re here.

At Gardner Employment Law we know the critical details within the Rescue Plan that can help you right now. For example, if you’ve been laid off and given a severance agreement, we can counsel you on what your employer can and can’t do in situations related to the coronavirus.

Regardless of your employment status, the new statute may affect you. If you think you might have a legal issue, we can help. Contact us for guidance.

Understand the Laws, Then Benefit from Them

Due to the pandemic, businesses have lost money and laid off employees at an alarming rate.   Many still are unemployed. Employers who choose tax credits are obligated to provide paid sick leave if needed due to the coronavirus. This is explained in our blog What’s Inside the New American Rescue Plan.

Congress also increased unemployment benefits for a period of time and provided a stimulus check to millions of Americans.  The Rescue Plan contains tax credits for persons raising children. The statute also provides for 100% COBRA subsidy for any employee who is terminated during the pandemic. That means that you will not lose your group insurance coverage. The Rescue Plan allots millions for the vaccination roll-out and for healthcare workers.

More Resources regarding Coronavirus Laws

Gardner Employment Law can help you understand and take action on all aspects of the new laws as they relate to employee rights and protections. Here are further resources if you are seeking extensive detailed information.

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