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Understanding the Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every aspect of daily life around the world, including the United States. As spread of the disease shows no […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: CARES ACT EXPANDS HEALTH COVERAGE RULES

President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the CARES Act) on the afternoon of March 27, 2020, following voice-vote approval earlier in the day by the US […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT NOTICE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As part of sweeping legislation—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that provide workers with paid […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS BILL REQUIRING PAID EMPLOYEE LEAVE SIGNED INTO LAW

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law. The Act requires employers to provide paid leave for some employees related […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020. President Trump […]
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CORONAVIRUS AND THE WORKPLACE

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Employers are […]
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Legal Update: DOL Releases New Model Employer CHIP Notice

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released a new model Employer CHIP Notice with information current as of Jan. 31, 2020. As […]
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U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR CHALLENGE TO THE ACA

On March 2, 2020, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a […]
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Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with […]
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NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS APPLIES FOR ACA PAY OR PLAY PENALTIES

On Feb. 21, 2020, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a memorandum clarifying that there is no applicable statute of limitations on pay or play penalty assessments under […]
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