Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
On the evening of March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”).  It will go into effect on April 2, 2020, and remain in effect until December 31, 2020.  While the Act covers several programs, those most relevant to employers are included in this blog post.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Benefits Considerations in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This is a collection of the most frequently asked questions the Alltrust team has received regarding the impact of COVID-19 on group health plans. Read More

DOL Issues Guidance on COVID-19 and the FMLA
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued Q&As on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and COVID-19 (the disease caused by the new coronavirus) and other health emergencies. The Q&As explain that under the FMLA, covered employers must provide eligible employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons, which may include the flu where complications arise. Employees on FMLA leave are entitled to the continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms as before they took leave. Read More

IRS Allows HDHPs To Cover Coronavirus Costs
On March 11, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-15 in response to the public health emergency posed by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). To encourage individuals to get tested for COVID-19, this notice allows HDHPs to pay for COVID-19 testing and treatment without imposing a deductible or other cost sharing. Read More

EEOC Issues Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
On March 18, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Read More

Employers Navigating the Coronavirus
Our partners at ThinkHR have recently put together the Following FAQ based on the questions their clients have been asking us across the country. We hope that it helps you manage this challenge and adapt to the circumstances ahead. Read More

Top 12 COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This list represents a compilation of some of the more common questions regarding COVID-19 so far and addresses the strategies to consider and the legal parameters involved. Much of the content in these FAQs is derived from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance document entitled Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

 

Coronavirus Compliance Considerations for Employers
As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. This Compliance Bulletin provides a summary of compliance issues facing employers in this situation. Download