Benefits

The employee leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) take effect this Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Under these provisions, employees may be eligible for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if they are unable to work or telework for one or more of...

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) into law on March 18, 2020.  Included in the FFCRA is the Emergency Sick Leave Act (“Sick Leave Act”).  This law covers all public sector employers and, with limited exceptions, all private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees. ...

MASUD LABOR LAW GROUP By: Joshua J. Leadford Many employers have been forced to provide retiree healthcare benefits for the life of retirees – even when lifetime benefits were not expressly promised under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.  However, under a recent ruling from the...

On September 20, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act (Public Act 142 of 2011 – MCL § 550.1731, et seq.)  The Act, which became effective January 1, 2012, will increase the cost for employers providing health benefits to their employees...

Most employers recognize that under the Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) employees must be informed they have the right to maintain healthcare coverage after experiencing a “qualifying event.”  A “qualifying event” generally occurs when an employee is laid off or terminated from employment...