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Legal Update: OSHA Updates Coronavirus Safety Enforcement Policies

On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the following revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus: Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan. […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: DOL Issues Updated Model COBRA Notices and New FAQs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new model notices for group health plan administrators to use to comply with COBRA notification requirements, the agency announced on May […]
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PPP GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES REFUSING TO RETURN TO WORK

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued new guidance regarding the Payment Protection Program (PPP), established to offset the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses can request […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: IRS Provides More Options for Unused Funds in Health FSAs and DCAPs

On May 12, 2020, the IRS announced more options with respect to unused amounts in health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). These options allow […]
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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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