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NJ CAR Coronavirus Update- Stimulus Bill, DOL Guidance on Paid Sick Leave/ Expanded Family & Medical Leave & More

Mar 25, 2020

$2 Trillon Coronavirus Stimulus Still Being Debated

As of this writing, the Senate is debating a historic, $2 trillion stimulus package to address the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is having on millions of individuals, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. Details of what will be included in the final bill are still uncertain. NJ CAR will follow-up with an analysis of the bill, once it passes, and highlight the items that are of particular interest to New Jersey’s 500+ neighborhood new car and truck dealerships.



U.S. Government Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Click HERE to access a comprehensive list of links that details the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic broken down by various categories including: Benefits & Grants, Businesses, Communications, Cybersecurity, Education, Health & Safety, Money & Taxes, Scams & Frauds, and more.



U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance On Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family and Medical Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently released its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees AND employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

Read the complete DOL guidance HERE

Access the DOL’s updated FAQs and the required poster HERE.



Consumer Tips For Navigating Economic Uncertainty

NJ CAR has posted a brief story that discusses some potential options consumers may want to consider if they are faced with a reduction or total loss of income during the COVID-19 criss and subsequent shutdown of so many businesses.

You can access the story HERE.