Legal Alert: How Does FMLA and EFMLA Apply to Leaves?

March 31, 2020
The Department of Labor has released several questions and answers, with the most recent released on Saturday, March 28th. Clarification was provided on how FMLA and EFMLA apply to leaves and the 12-month period. A link to the Q&A is provided below, and this topic is addressed starting with... Find out more »

Legal Alert: What Employers are Subject to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?

Updated 04/01/20 Which Employers Are Subject To The Act? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020. That law includes the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). The benefits and... Find out more »

Wellbeing Wrap-up: COVID-19 & Holistic Wellbeing

March 27, 2020
It’s no secret that many people are under a tremendous amount of stress because of the coronavirus outbreak and its disruption to daily life. At this point, wellbeing may feel unattainable, however, with the right mindset and some effort it is possible! Gretchen Day, VP of Health... Find out more »

Legal Alert: FFCRA Employee Notice

March 26, 2020
The Department of Labor (DOL) released the notice that employers are required to post in their workplaces in relation to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). A copy of the notice can be downloaded by clicking here. While the notice technically must be posted in a... Find out more »

Physician Practices Flexing Their Operating Model in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020
Many physician practices are expanding their telehealth capabilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, they are rescheduling many routine appointments for several months from now, especially for patients who might be older or are burdened by chronic conditions. The... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Collecting Premiums During Employee’s Leave of Absence

When an employee takes an unpaid leave of absence, the question arises on how an employer should collect benefit premium payments to continue benefits during that time. The only regulatory guidance on this comes from the original Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. Following those,... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Notice Requirements When Making Health Plan Design Changes

March 21, 2020
As employers work to stay financially solvent during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking to change their health plan designs in order to ensure employees have access to the care they need while balancing the financial impact on the business. The type of change contemplated dictates when notice... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Dependent Care Assistance Programs, Health FSAs & COVID-19

March 20, 2020
Updated 04/01/20 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are dealing with how to handle Dependent Care Assistance Programs (DCAPs) when employees are no longer working and not in need of childcare, or alternatively, an employee’s childcare program/center/provider has closed... Find out more »

How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace (and a More Tension-Free Workday) in Your Home

The constant barrage of news coverage and COVID-19 statistics are enough to make anyone’s shoulders tense… but your remote work set-up shouldn’t! Some people are familiar with working from home and already have a home office set-up, but for others, this is uncharted... Find out more »

Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 19, 2020
On March 18, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA is a bipartisan effort to help employers and individuals alike in managing pay, benefits, and business considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this... Find out more »