On July 9, 2021, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issued its interim final rule implementing the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) program passed in March 2021 as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Washington enacted the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act, making it the first state in the country to adopt a mandatory, public long-term care insurance program for workers. This article highlights key aspects of the “WA Cares Fund.”
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.
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?
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.
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.