Benefits

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued his “Path out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan (hereinafter “the Plan”).  The Plan outlines six general points of focus: 1) vaccinating the unvaccinated; 2) establishing further protections for the vaccinated; 3) keeping schools safely open; 4) increasing...

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) recently passed into law requires all employers to whom COBRA applies to offer free COBRA coverage for up to six months to workers who lost health insurance due to involuntary termination of employment or a reduction...

As we reported in our e-mail dated August 13, 2020, the Southern District of New York recently invalidated certain portions of the regulation interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) – at least for employers within that court’s jurisdiction.  In response to the court’s...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was designed to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19.  In order to quell confusion stemming from the FFCRA’s implementation, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) promulgated regulations...

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to provide written notice at least 60 days prior to a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” if certain criteria are met. The purpose of the WARN Act is to ensure that state governments can...

Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a temporary rule concerning both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  It can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf While government rules and regulations are not the legal equivalent of statutory...