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May 22, 2020

Reopening Health Plan Elections Mid-Year? IRS Leaves it up to Employers

On May 12, 2020, the IRS issued guidance temporarily suspending long-standing federal regulations that limit when an employee can make mid-year changes to employer-sponsored health coverage.

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May 18, 2020

An Unemployment Insurance Roadmap for New York Employers

During the current COVID-19 crisis, over one million New Yorkers have applied for unemployment insurance (UI) and New York State has paid out over $7 billion in benefits.

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May 18, 2020

House Passes New $3 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package with Significant Labor and Employment Provisions, but Future Unclear

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the “Heath and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions” or “HEROES” Act.

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May 14, 2020

COBRA Is Temporarily Social Distancing from Its Election and Payment Deadlines

The IRS and DOL issued guidance on May 4, 2020 that adds a new level complexity to COBRA administration for employer-sponsored plans.

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May 12, 2020

Proposed Amendments to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulations are Released for Public Comment

With less than 8 months before benefits become available under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released proposed amendments to regulations previously finalized on July 1, 2019.

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May 12, 2020

Puerto Rico: Deadlines to File Qualification Amendments are Extended due to COVID-19 Lockdown

Puerto Rico’s lockdown measures have affected deadlines imposed by government agencies, including deadlines imposed by the Puerto Rico Treasury Department.

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May 12, 2020

Canada: Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan Cannot be Used to Top up the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The federal government of Canada has clarified that the Employment Insurance rules allowing employers to make additional payments to workers through Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans do not apply to employees receiving the CERB.

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May 12, 2020

Maryland Enacts Mandatory WARN Act Obligations for Even Small Job Actions

Maryland recently enacted amendments to its Economic Stabilization Act to require that an employer implementing a “reduction in operations” must provide 60 days’ advance notice and continuation of certain benefits.

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May 11, 2020

Massachusetts Agency Provides Guidance on Unemployment Benefits for Returning Employees and Employers’ Obligations

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) recently issued new guidance for employers, addressing a number of questions related to the effect returning to work will have on employees’ unemployment benefits and employers’ obligations.

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May 8, 2020

IRS Reverses Course on Employee Retention Credit for Qualified Health Plan Expenses

The IRS has changed its position and will allow employers to receive a tax credit for paying health care plan premiums for employees on furlough.

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