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Insight
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June 9, 2021

July is the New January: A Post-Pandemic Look at Emerging Labor and Employment Law Trends

The pandemic seems not to have slowed down state and local lawmakers. Indeed, over 100 new labor and employment laws and ordinances are scheduled to take effect between July 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021.

Dear Littler
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June 7, 2021

Dear Littler: How do we Know Which State’s Laws Govern the Leaves and Benefits for our Wandering Workers?

An employee plans to continue to work full time from his RV while living in and visiting three different states this year. Will he be able to use the same health insurance plan? What if he gets injured? How do state leave laws apply?

Insight
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May 26, 2021

IRS Issues Guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy

On May 18, 2021, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released guidance—Notice 2021-31—for employers, plan administrators, and insurers concerning the ARPA COBRA subsidy.

Insight
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May 14, 2021

New York and New Jersey Governors Sign the Healthy Terminals Act

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York and New Jersey have adopted legislation to benefit airport workers.

ASAP
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April 9, 2021

DOL Issues Guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy

On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the ARPA COBRA subsidy and published model notices for use with the ARPA COBRA subsidy.

ASAP
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April 5, 2021

Disability Benefits Policy Language Warrants Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review Despite Enactment of Anti-Discretionary Statute

A federal court in New Jersey recently applied the arbitrary and capricious standard of review for a denial of benefits claim despite the enactment of an anti-discretionary statute in Minnesota, which governed the benefit plan policy.

Littler Report
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March 30, 2021

Inaugural Report of Littler’s Global Workplace Transformation Initiative

A primary goal of this Report is to highlight the myriad and overlapping labor and employment issues that arise as the workplace transforms, and the imperative that successful solutions will require significant cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Insight
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March 23, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Includes Required COBRA Subsidy

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law contains various provisions that impact employers, including a new COBRA subsidy.

ASAP
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March 12, 2021

Department of Labor Announces Non-Enforcement Policy and Intent to Revisit ESG, Proxy Rules

On March 10, 2021, the DOL announced that it will not enforce or otherwise pursue enforcement actions with respect to two recently issued final rules amending the “investment duties” regulation under Title I of ERISA.

ASAP
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March 11, 2021

The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 Becomes Law

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021.

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