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Olivia Robinson
The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides temporary premium assistance under the COBRA to help Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEI) continue their health benefits. The premium assistance applies to periods of health coverage on or after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. AEI are not required to pay their COBRA continuation...
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On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This law contains key provisions and makes related changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) that may impact employers. The FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020, but shortly before...
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On February 18, 2021, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 1 that provides employers’ civil tort immunity related to COVID-19. The immunity applies to causes of action that accrue from March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. The law specifically provides a person is immune from civil tort liability for damages arising...
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On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced his American Rescue Plan through which he plans to provide much-needed economic relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. His plan includes expansion of the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) as detailed below. Expansion of Covered Employers  The plan covers all employers. This...
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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020, extends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) unemployment insurance programs passed earlier this year. The CARES Act expanded unemployment insurance benefits to individuals through three programs: (1) Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”); (2) Pandemic...
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This article is an update of an article posted on December 22, 2020. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 in order to fund the government through September 30, 2021 and provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This law does not extend the Families First...
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U.S. Department of Labor issues first guidance on Trump Executive Order 13950 prohibiting federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating or implementing workplace diversity and inclusion trainings.
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Revisions and clarifications to the FFCRA’s paid leave regulations take effect September 16, 2020. DOL revises definition of health care provider, revises employee notice and documentation requirements, reaffirms that leave may be taken only if the employee has work from which to take leave, and reaffirms that an employee must obtain the employer’s approval to...
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Executive order mandating face masks in City of Evansville revoked as Indiana statewide face mask mandate takes effect.
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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb mandates statewide use of face masks beginning Monday, July 27
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