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Legal Alert: How Does FMLA and EFMLEA Apply to Leaves?

March 31, 2020
This alert was revised on April 10, 2020.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has released several updates to their Families First Coronavirus Response Act Questions and Answers. Clarification was provided on how FMLA and EFMLEA apply to leaves and the 12-month period. A link to the Q&A is... Find out more »
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Legal Alert: What Employers are Subject to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?

Updated 04/01/20 Which Employers Are Subject To The Act? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020. That law includes the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). The benefits and... Find out more »
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Wellbeing Wrap-up: COVID-19 & Holistic Wellbeing

March 27, 2020
It’s no secret that many people are under a tremendous amount of stress because of the coronavirus outbreak and its disruption to daily life. At this point, wellbeing may feel unattainable, however, with the right mindset and some effort it is possible! Gretchen Day, VP of Health... Find out more »
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Legal Alert: FFCRA Employee Notice

March 26, 2020
The Department of Labor (DOL) released the notice that employers are required to post in their workplaces in relation to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). A copy of the notice can be downloaded by clicking here. While the notice technically must be posted in a... Find out more »
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Physician Practices Flexing Their Operating Model in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020
Many physician practices are expanding their telehealth capabilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, they are rescheduling many routine appointments for several months from now, especially for patients who might be older or are burdened by chronic conditions. The... Find out more »
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How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace (and a More Tension-Free Workday) in Your Home

March 20, 2020
The constant barrage of news coverage and COVID-19 statistics are enough to make anyone’s shoulders tense… but your remote work set-up shouldn’t! Some people are familiar with working from home and already have a home office set-up, but for others, this is uncharted... Find out more »
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Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 19, 2020
On March 18, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA is a bipartisan effort to help employers and individuals alike in managing pay, benefits, and business considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this... Find out more »
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Offering Telehealth to Employees Not Eligible for Group Health Plans

March 18, 2020
Many employers that sponsor group health plans have portions of their employee population that are not eligible for the group health plan, typically because they are part-time employees. Employers sometimes wish to give these part-time employees something to assist them with their health care needs... Find out more »

Stronger. Together.

To our clients and friends: In these unprecedented days, we truly are only stronger together. We’re inspired by the many stories of people collaborating to care for those in our communities impacted by the virus. Like many of you, Alera Group is taking steps to protect our employees, their... Find out more »
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Apps to Encourage Wellbeing While at Working Remote

A commonly asked question in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is, how can we encourage our employees who are working remotely to stay physically AND mentally well while at home? Many companies are currently offering free access to their wellbeing apps and content during the COVID-19 outbreak.... Find out more »