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Tax Credits Under FFCRA: Qualified Leave Wages & Health Plan Expenses

April 13, 2020
This content was last reviewed on April 14, 2020. Employers who are uncertain about how to calculate their qualified health plan expenses and qualified leave wages should consult with their legal counsel or financial adviser. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)... Find out more »
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Who Is Eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) Coverage & Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) Coverage?

Download this scenario chart HERE. To be eligible for benefits, three criteria must be met:  Employer must have work for the employee; Employer and employee must agree on a work schedule; Employee must have a qualifying reason (see FFCRA FAQs for details) Joey... Find out more »
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Implementing Workplace Controls During COVID-19

This article was adapted from the COVID-19 in the Construction Industry webinar on April 9, 2020. To watch the full webinar, click here. During the COVID-19 outbreak, when it may not be possible to eliminate the hazard, the most effective protection measures are engineering controls,... Find out more »
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COVID-19, Remote Working and Cyber Attacks

April 10, 2020
Amid the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are devoting most of their attention to finances — and with good reason. The disruption caused by the pandemic threatens their very existence. So the questions insurance agents are hearing most often these... Find out more »
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Legal Alert: How Does FMLA and EFMLEA Apply to Leaves?

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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COVID-19 Update Employee Terminations, Furloughs, and Lay-offs: COBRA, Reinstatement, and Closed Businesses

This alert was updated on 04/10/20.  As much of the country is locked-down due to coronavirus 19 (COVID-19), employers have concerns regarding their employee benefit programs. This may stem from a reduction in hours and, unfortunately, from terminating, furloughing, or laying-off employees... Find out more »
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COVID-19 and DCAPs, FSAs, and Transit Benefit Concerns

This alert was updated on 5/13/2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are dealing with how to handle employees requesting to make changes to their Section 125 or Cafeteria Plan elections. For instance, an employee's Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) election... Find out more »
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Legal Alert: Collecting Premiums During Employee’s Leave of Absence

This article was last reviewed on April 10, 2020. When an employee takes an unpaid leave of absence, the question arises on how an employer should collect benefit premium payments to continue benefits during that time. The only regulatory guidance on this comes from the original Family and... Find out more »
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COVID-19 & Construction: Classifying Worker Exposure

April 9, 2020
How an Outbreak Could Affect the Workplaces This article was adapted from the COVID-19 in the Construction Industry webinar on April 9, 2020. To watch the full webinar, click here. In the absence of a vaccine, an outbreak may also be an extended event. As a result, workplaces may... Find out more »
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Is Your Business Eligible for Federal COVID-19 Assistance?

The passing of the CARES Act and $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created extensive financial assistance to help businesses continue operating and enable employees to retain their jobs. It also created endless questions about eligibility for loans and grants, and about compliance with... Find out more »