The first in a series of Poms & Associates webinars about insurance and risk management topics related to the coronavirus pandemic, the one-hour webinar outlines employer impacts of the new federal law, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Signed into law on March 18, 2020 and effective since April 2, 2020, FFCRA responds to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.
"As the coronavirus situation continues to affect all of us, the critical information that businesses rely on seems to be changing on nearly a daily basis," said David Poms, founder and president of Poms & Associates. "In an effort to provide access to the most updated and new information as it becomes available, we have put together a series of webinars that can be viewed remotely that highlight issues related to insurance and risk management as our national crisis continues to evolve."
Presented by Rebecca Torrey, an employment and labor law expert and founding partner of The Torrey Group PC, the webinar highlights two parts of the new law as it applies to employers: expansion of federal family medical leave and new federal emergency paid sick leave. It also covers federal tax withholding and payroll tax credits in the new law that enable funding of paid time off and protections for employees against retaliation for using the new emergency time off.
About Poms & Associates Poms & Associates is a leading full-service insurance brokerage and risk management firm with a proven track record of providing innovative and customized solutions to businesses in high-risk industries. Founded in 1991, the company was built on the premise that knowledge is the best insurance – that is, the best way to help businesses and organizations is to serve not only as an insurance broker but also as an educator about best practices in how to reduce risk and prevent loss before an incident occurs. Poms & Associates today offers a wide range of products and services, including commercial insurance, risk management, loss prevention, employee benefits, corporate wellness and private services for high net-worth individuals. With an annual revenue of more than $50 million, Poms & Associates is among the top 50 privately-held brokerage firms in the U.S. Headquarted in Los Angeles, it has branch offices in Sacramento, Calif., Walnut Creek, Calif., Albuquerque, N.M. and Dayton, Ohio. For more information, visit https://pomsassoc.com/.