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COMPLIANCE UPDATE: Agency Guidance – National Emergency Extended Time Frames

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The […]
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Compliance Bulletin: EEOC UPDATES EMPLOYER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE ADA

On April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Updating Health Plans for Coronavirus Changes

Employers may be considering changes to their group health plans in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, health insurance issuers for fully insured plans may be […]
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COMPLIANCE UPDATE: Fed Interjects Additional $2.3 Trillion in Liquidity

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board took a dramatic step of interjecting an additional $2.3 trillion of loans into the cratering American economy. Among the actions were […]
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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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