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October 20, 2020

What Employers Can Do to Encourage and Support Voting

Due to COVID-19, this year’s election may be especially challenging. Long lines, distant ballot drop boxes, and childcare arrangements may add to the time people need […]
October 15, 2020

Help Your Employees Find Purpose in Their Work

This year, employees are being pulled in many directions, including personal, professional, parenting, and community demands. In times like these, work can feel like a distraction […]
October 13, 2020

Key Definitions to Help You Understand the ADA

By Kara Govro If you hadn’t engaged with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before the pandemic, you probably have by now. The ADA comes up […]
October 8, 2020

The Affordability Test for 2021 Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision — often called the employer mandate or “play or pay” — requires large employers to offer health coverage […]
October 6, 2020

How to Use Exit Interviews to Understand Turnover and Increase Retention

Question We’ve had a lot of turnover since the pandemic started and are thinking about doing exit interviews to see if we can find out why. […]
September 30, 2020

7 Ways To Support Working Parents During COVID-19

Remember when parents just needed to pack lunches, get their kids to school, help with homework, and attend parent-teacher conferences? Around the country, COVID-19 has upended […]
September 22, 2020

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates 2020

Are you an employer that is receiving a rebate check from your group medical insurance carrier? September 30 is the deadline for insurers to issue rebates, […]
September 21, 2020

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15, 2020

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs — either as a […]
September 15, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further […]
September 11, 2020

How Can We Support Employees Affected by Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters?

Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes due to the wildfires on the West coast, and dangerous ash and smoke have affected […]
September 10, 2020

DOL Releases New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how […]
September 8, 2020

Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day?

Question Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the […]
October 10, 2017

Delaware Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 State Employees’ Donated Leave Program On September 29, 2017, the Delaware Governor signed legislation (H.B. 258) that allows a state officer or employee […]
October 10, 2017

California Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Retaliation Actions and Complaints On October 3, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 306) authorizing the Labor Commissioner to petition a […]
October 11, 2017

Court finds that First Bankers Trust Services overpaid $9.4M for shares of New Jersey paving, building company stock

NEW YORK – A federal judge, presiding over a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit, has found that First Bankers Trust Services Inc. breached its duties of […]
October 11, 2017

US Labor Department extends fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]