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Implementing Workplace Controls During COVID-19

April 13, 2020
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 »
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Legal Alert: The CARES Act – Retirement Plan Provisions

April 1, 2020
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The CARES Act includes several provisions impacting retirement plans. Withdrawal Provisions The CARES ACT waives the 10% early withdrawal penalty tax on “Coronavirus Related... Find out more »
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Legal Alert: Congress Passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act comes as a continued response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that is significantly impacting the United States. The Act is a $2.2 trillion economic package that... Find out more »