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April 22, 2020

Overview of Unemployment Benefits Changes Under the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020, and is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package designed to support […]
April 21, 2020

Ask the Advisor: I am a private employer. Does the FFCRA apply to me if I have more than 500 employees? How do I count them?

No, if you are a private employer and employ more than 500 employees, the FFCRA does not apply to your organization. In the case of private […]
April 15, 2020

Deciding Whether to Keep Employees Working

Ultimately each company will need to determine how it will fulfill its duty to provide a safe workplace to its employees. It’s very important to pay […]
April 14, 2020

Ask the Advisor: How Do I Make a Telecommuting Policy?

Although some employers will be comfortable sending everyone home with their laptop and saying, go forth and be productive, most will want to be a little […]
April 13, 2020

Paying For Sick Leave and FMLA Leave Under the FFCRA

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits under the FFCRA, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS […]
April 10, 2020

What Brokers Need to Know About COVID-19

Given the ever-changing dynamics of COVID-19, now is the time for brokers to embrace and support clients and prospects to help them get through this unprecedented […]
April 7, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Do we still have to provide EPSL or EFMLA if we lay off or furlough employees?

Question: Do we still have to provide EPSL or EFMLA if we lay off or furlough employees? Answer: No. Employers who are closed — either due […]
April 6, 2020

FFCRA: New Rule and Guidance from the DOL and IRS

New FFCRA Guidance in Temporary Rule and FAQsThe DOL has released rules related to administration of leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and answered more […]
April 2, 2020

Ask the Advisor: I’m Concerned About the Cost of Unemployment as Well as How to Advise Employees About It. Any Help?

Remember that you don’t pay unemployment insurance (UI) claims directly. They are paid by the state, and the state gets funds for that from unemployment insurance […]
April 1, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Goes Into Effect Today

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and goes into effect today, April 1. The Department of Labor […]
April 1, 2020

Ask the Advisor: How Are We Supposed to Pay for the Sick Leave and FMLA Leave Mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes. […]
March 31, 2020

FFCRA Updates and CARES Act Provisions

Families First Coronavirus Response ActSince the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, new information and guidance has been released every few […]
November 9, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains a Temporary Restraining Order to Protect Participants and Beneficiaries of Failing MEWA

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a temporary restraining order in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against AEU […]
November 17, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor and First Bankers Trust Settle ESOP Lawsuits; Agreement Includes $15.75 Million Recovery for Retirement Plans

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached agreements to resolve three lawsuits with First Bankers Trust Services Inc. (FBTS). The lawsuits alleged […]
November 20, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Advance Copies Of Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the IRS, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) today released advance informational copies […]
November 21, 2017

Ask the Experts: Do you have appropriate company communication about holiday parties?

November 20th, 2017 Question: Do you have language we can use in a company communication that will go out before our holiday party to encourage responsible […]