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October 22, 2020

Age Discrimination and COVID-19

Question We recently hired an older individual whose start date is next Monday, but I would like to push back their start date because we’ve just […]
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 […]
October 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Nominations Period for 2018 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting nominations to fill five, three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee […]
October 6, 2017

Court Orders $5M to Be Restored to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement with the owner of a Manhattan laser surgery center to pay $5 million […]
October 6, 2017

Manager of health care network to reimburse plans for fees

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor and a third-party administrator that provides employee health benefit plans with access to a network of doctors, hospitals […]
October 7, 2017

Court orders trustee to repay profit-sharing plan of Tennessee construction equipment company

Type of Action: Consent order and judgement Names of Defendants: Ditch Witch Equipment of Tennessee Inc.Aubrey Needham Allegations: Based on an investigation conducted by the Employee Benefits Security […]