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EEOC Expands COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guidance

July 30, 2020

On June 11, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued more guidance concerning COVID-19 and return to work. This article compiles some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the new guidance. Download article HERE.                      

Increased ACA Affordability Percentages for 2021

July 28, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2020-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2021 for purposes of determining the affordability of an employer’s plan under the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin describes the adjusted percentages. Download bulletin HERE.                    

HR Newsletter 7/29/20

July 28, 2020

In this issue: U.S. Department of Labor Releases New FMLA Forms and Requests Public Input on Existing Regulations Three Big Unsettled Pandemic Labor Law Questions Boy, I Need a Vacation: FAQs Regarding Employee Travel and PTO Employers, Are All Of Your Employees Requesting FFCRA Leave This Fall? NLRB OKs Emergency COVID-19 Work Rule Changes and …

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Determining Whether a COVID-19 Case Is Work-related

July 27, 2020

This HR Insights piece will provide an overview of how employers can determine when a COVID-19 case is work-related, OSHA requirements for reporting illness and best practices for responding to an employee’s positive COVID-19 test. Download article HERE.                      

Legal Update: DOL Issues Five New FLSA Opinion Letters

July 24, 2020

On June 25, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published five new opinion letters. The new letters clarify compliance issues with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Download article HERE.                        

Benefits Newsletter 7/22/20

July 21, 2020

In this issue: Supreme Court Upholds Rules Expanding Exemptions to ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate Proposed Regs Would Increase Flexibility for Grandfathered Health Plans HHS Final Regs Address Disclosures of Substance Use Disorder Records to Align More Closely with HIPAA Group Health Plans Must Cover Some – Not All – COVID-19 Testing Tracking Telehealth Changes State-by-State in …

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DOL Launches Employee Tool for Assessing FFCRA Leave Eligibility

July 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor has created an online tool to help workers determine whether they qualify for paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Legal Update describes the tool. Download article HERE.                      

Monitoring Remote Workers

July 20, 2020

This HR Insights article provides a general overview of the pros and cons of monitoring remote workers and outlines general best practices for doing so. Download article HERE.                          

Benefits Brief: PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner

July 16, 2020

The ACA requires health insurance issuers and self-funded plan sponsors to pay PCORI fees to fund comparative effectiveness research. At the end of 2019, these fees were extended to apply through 2029. For plan years ending in 2019, PCORI fees are due July 31, 2020. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides information on the deadline and …

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