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DOL Announces New Cybersecurity Guidelines

The DOL has remained silent on cybersecurity until last week, when the DOL posted: Tips for Hiring a Service Provider with Strong Cybersecurity Practices; Cybersecurity Program Best Practices; and Online Security Tips for Participants and Beneficiaries. While these are targeted … Read More

Do I Have to Provide Leave for Vaccination?

  Maybe! It depends on your state. New York, California, and Philadelphia have all rolled out vaccine leave – mandating employers to provide at the very least a reasonable amount of time for employees to attend each vaccination appointment. New … Read More

It’s Time to Send Out COBRA Subsidy Notices

The Department of Labor has published the highly anticipated Model Notices for the COBRA Subsidy that became effective April 1, 2021. The American Rescue Plan provides for COBRA premium assistance to help individuals continue their health benefits between April 1, … Read More

Retaliation Claims Aren’t Limited to COVID-19

Employee retaliation cases have been highly publicized in recent months – especially in regards to employers retaliating against employees for reporting safety concerns or taking leave related to COVID-19. Retaliation is prohibited not just in the realm of COVID-19 as … Read More

Voluntary FFCRA Renewal Starts Today!

It’s April 1st, no fooling! And that means the new optional extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Leave is here. If you have less than 500 employees, you are eligible to offer optional FFCRA leave starting today April 1, … Read More

Dog Years and Workplace Law Round Up

This pandemic could be measured in dog years.* Yet there are signs of hope and progress everywhere: more people vaccinated every day, the reopening of most businesses, and spring itself.  So, what do you need to know now? OSHA: Between the … Read More

Holy Cow That’s a Lot of Paid COBRA

WHAT: The American Rescue Plan had a surprise: an employer-funded COBRA subsidy mandate starting April 1, 2021 and lasting through the end of September 2021. The bigger surprise: there is an 18-month look back.  You must comply with new Notice … Read More

The American Rescue Plan and Your Workplace

The American Rescue Plan’s Employer Impact After months of debate, the House and the Senate have agreed on the latest stimulus bill, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. While the Plan does not include the most contested section of the … Read More

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