COVID-19

Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

In preparation for reopening after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s imperative that companies thoughtfully construct a return to work plan for employees. Return to work plans should be tailored to unique business needs and follow local and state regulations. With an established return to work plan, employers can enjoy increased employee engagement and productivity, proactive …

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Common Employment Practices Claims Arising Out of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves drafting and implementing policies and procedures addressing a wide array of issues including remote work, layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, workplace conditions and many more. Not surprisingly, the uncertainty wrought by COVID-19 has …

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Notice of Temporary Extension of Health Plan Deadlines for Certain Benefit Plans

This is a sample notice that employers can provide to employees.  Official plan docs do not have to be updated until 2021, but employers are encouraged to notify their employees of these changes.  The distribution of this notice to plan participants will fulfill that obligation until plan docs can be updated accordingly. To download the …

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Chronic Conditions and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many different aspects of daily life—including managing chronic conditions. The combination of state and local governments ordering patients to stay home, providers postponing appointments and procedures, and employees choosing to stay at home instead of going to a doctor’s office has resulted in a significant decrease in health care …

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U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised enforcement policies for OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country. Throughout the course of the pandemic, understanding about the transmission and prevention of infection has improved. The government and the private …

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New COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-year Election Change Rules

On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-29, which provides temporary flexibility for mid-year election changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020. The changes are designed to allow employers to respond to changes in employee needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance relates to mid-year elections for …

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Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

Employers seeking ways to help their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may want to consider implementing a leave-sharing program. These programs allow employees to donate some of their accrued paid leave time, such as paid time off (PTO), vacation or sick leave, for the benefit of other employees who need additional paid leave. During …

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Contact: Jim Lewis
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Employee Benefit Services:
Contact: Scott Radcliffe
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Contact: Kristy L. Gergal
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