What's Driving the Future of Work: How Some Laws and Policies Have Shifted During the Pandemic

Whats Driving the Future of Work How Some Laws and Policies Have Shifted During the Pandemic

In this segment from Cheddar news, learn how trends and regulations regarding time off policies are shaping the future of work.

Watch this segment from Cheddar News (TV network) sponsored by ADP, featuring Pete Isberg, VP of Government Affairs at ADP. He shares insights about how workplaces will handle time off policies in the post-COVID-19 environment, how time off for vaccinations is evolving, the state of remote and hybrid work and its impact to employer tax withholdings, and finally, how labor laws have shifted as a result of the pandemic.

Watch this video to learn more about the compliance workforce trends that are shaping the future of work.

The video segment covers these topics beginning at these times:


  • In 2020, COVID-19-related sick and paid leave was paid for by the federal government for employers with less than 500 employees


  • Paid leave covered leave for diagnosis, treatment, being quarantined, and caring for others


  • In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act extended a tax credit through September 2021 for paid leave


  • Employers don't have to offer paid leave this year, but it's 100% federal funded if they do


  • Some states have their own paid leave laws to consider



  • Employers can pay wages for periods of qualified leave and apply wage amounts as a tax credit against their payroll taxes


  • Employees may see tax withholdings change


  • Employers may have to register in additional states due to remote employees


  • Labor laws still apply in working-from-home environment


  • Compliance with wage and hour laws


  • Monitoring employee hours, especially for nonexempt employees


  • Employers will have to take action to detect and maybe control when employees are working, timekeeping systems will be a big part of the answer

To learn about the other episodes in this series, visit this page.