On Friday afternoon, the Circuit Court of Cook County entered a new General Administrative Order, providing further detail on the Circuit Court's re-opening on July 6. Read our key takeaways. Authored by Jason Hirsh
- Employers: Employees may receive COVID-19 childcare leave if summer camp plans fall through. Under the FFCRA, covered employers must provide eligible employees with up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to twelve weeks of expanded family and medical leave if the employee is unable to work or telework due to a need to care for a child whose place of care is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons. In guidance issued last Friday, the Department of Labor confirmed that a “place of care” includes summer camps and summer enrichment programs.
An employee who requests leave for childcare purposes must provide the name of the specific summer camp or program that would have been the place of care for the child had it not closed. This requirement may be satisfied if the child applied to or was enrolled in the summer camp or program before it closed or attended the camp or program in prior summers and was eligible to attend again. For more information on FFCRA, review LP’s previous guidance. Authored by Becky Canary-King
- For those who are charitably inclined during these challenging times, there are many ways to give. In addition to the traditional volunteer activities and straight monetary donations, many charitable giving techniques are combined with income tax and estate tax planning strategies. Consider the connection between charitable giving and times of disruption. Authored by Stuart Kohn
For more resources and LP's response to COVID-19, visit this webpage.