Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

American Rescue Plan Act Mandates COBRA Subsidies Through September 2021 for COBRA Qualifying Beneficiaries Who Lose Coverage Due to Involuntary Termination or Reduction in Hours
April 6, 2021
The sweeping legislation under the American Rescue Plan Act included a small but significant set of provisions requiring employers to subsidize COBRA continuation coverage for employees who lost coverage due to the employee’s reduction in hours or involuntary termination of employment, some as far back as November 2019.
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The American Rescue Plan: What Employers Need to Know (Part Two)
April 2, 2021
Today, we are discussing the ARPA’s significant impact on COBRA, which may allow former employees to qualify for free COBRA benefits.
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Employees Don’t Get to Telework Just Because They Want To…
March 31, 2021
As more people become vaccinated and the number of new COVID-19 cases declines, employers will likely begin to recall their employees to the office.
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New California Law Requires Employers To Provide 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
March 26, 2021
On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95, which beginning March 29, 2021, requires employers with more than 25 employees nationwide to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19-Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to their California employees through September 30, 2021.
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What Employers Need To Know About The American Rescue Plan Act
March 24, 2021
This alert provides a summary of provisions and their significance for employers.
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The American Rescue Plan: What Employers Need to Know (Part One)
March 23, 2021
Just about a year ago, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) went live.  At the time, the legislation seemed hasty and somewhat drastic, but necessary. Looking back, I think the law was a success.
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The CDC’s New Guidance on Workplace Vaccination Programs; What Employers Need to Know
March 22, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on workplace vaccination programs that reiterates and expands upon prior guidance on this topic, with the intent of increasing vaccine uptake among essential (and other) workers.
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Beyond Paid Leave – The Other Employment-Related Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act
March 16, 2021
In addition to expanding and extending the tax credits that employers may opt to receive under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for voluntarily providing paid COVID-19-related leave through September 30, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 contains several other important employment-related provisions.
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Employers May Now Voluntarily Provide Up to 14 Weeks of Paid, Expanded FFCRA Leave
March 12, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, both expands and extends the tax credits that employers may opt to receive under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for voluntarily providing paid COVID-19-related leave through September 30, 2021.
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OSHA Launches National Program to Inspect Employers for COVID-19 Compliance – Are You Ready?
March 12, 2021
OSHA has launched a national emphasis program to protect high-risk workers from COVID-19 hazards. The program also prioritizes for OSHA inspection employers that retaliate against workers who complain about unsafe conditions.
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Looser COVID-19 Rules for Vaccinated Individuals? What This Means for Employers
March 10, 2021
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new, more relaxed COVID-19 protocols for fully-vaccinated individuals.
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American Rescue Plan Act Set for Presidential Signature
March 10, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021. Passage was by party line vote, with one Democrat representative crossing over to vote no. President Biden has indicated that he is eager to sign the bill.
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