During times of economic strain, many companies will be faced with a decision to reduce or defer payments of employee benefit costs. Many companies around the country have applied for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program… Read more
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On the subject of unemployment insurance benefits (UIB), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act accomplishes three objectives: Increasing the amount of UI paid to individuals already covered under state or federal unemployment… Read more
The Department of Labor issued temporary regulations describing the requirements for group health plan coverage of employees who take leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) or Expanded Family and Medical Leave Act… Read more
Last updated May 7, 2020. Maintaining a safe workplace while keeping workplace anxiety to a minimum is a real challenge right now, made worse by the abundance of rumors, myths, and urban legends circulating through… Read more
The only constant we have experienced during this pandemic is uncertainty. An unfortunate reality for any employer is there may come a time when you may need to let some workers go to accommodate business… Read more
New Notice of Extended Deadlines In a further response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on taxpayers, on April 9, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-23, 2020-18 IRB, 04/09/2020, extending more tax deadlines to… Read more
The Main Street Lending Program was approved as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Congress intended the program to provide another source of loans to small and medium-sized businesses…. Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has many employers making tough choices including reductions in force, reducing hours, and reducing compensation for employees. Employment decisions, in turn, affect employee benefit plans and policies. Employers need to review their… Read more
As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to grow in the United States, employers should be aware of their legal obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSH Act”). Employers that… Read more
Like most industries, the justice system has not been immune to the impacts of COVID-19. Many courts have issued orders which drastically alter the timeline of cases in unprecedented ways. This article summarizes the response… Read more