On March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act comes as a continued response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
At Austin & Co. we are committed to our clients during this extraordinary time. We want to provide information as quickly as possible. To that end, the Department of Financial Services in New... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
Many employers that sponsor group health plans have portions of their employee population that are not eligible for the group health plan, typically because they are part-time employees. Employers... Read more »
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