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  • HR Weekly Digest 09/08/2020

    PAGE 1

    • Questions Remain After IRS Issues Initial Guidance on Temporary Deferral of Employee Payroll Tax Obligations

    By, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. COVID-19:

    • Proposed Safe to Work Act Would Provide Businesses Broad COVID-19 Liability Protections

    By, K&L Gates LLP

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    • Reasonable, Not Required: DOL Says IRS Mileage Rate Is Not Only Expense Reimbursement Method

    By, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    • A “Reason to Believe”: DOL Says the Obligation to Determine Remote Employees’ Hours of Work is “Not Boundless”

    By, Baker & McKenzie LLP

    • Decision by Committee Cannot Overcome Supervisor’s Racist Statements

    By, Shawe Rosenthal LLP

    • Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letter Clarifying Availability of Fluctuating Workweek Method of Calculating Overtime

    By, Squire Patton Boggs

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    • State & International Compliance Updates
  • HR Weekly Digest 7/06/2020

    Is COVID-19 Fakery a Federal Crime?

    • By, Constangy Brooks

    Return to Work: OSHA Obligations in the Event an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    • By, Nutter McLennen & Fish

    DOL Issues Final Rule on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act

    • By, Littler Mendelson

    CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Offices – “Change the way people work”

    • By, Shawe Rosenthal

    Fewer Commissioned Employees Eligible for Overtime Under New Employer-Friendly Department of Labor Rule

    • By, Greenberg Traurig

    OSHA Revises COVID-19 Enforcement and Workplace Illness Recording Policies

    • By, Shawe Rosenthal
  • HR WEEKLY DIGEST 6/26/2020
    • CMS Scales Back ACA Nondiscrimination Rules

    By, Ballard Spahr LLP

    • Supreme Court Holds Employers Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTQ Employees: Are Your Employee Benefit Plans Up to Snuff?

    By, Snell & Wilmer

    • Department of Treasury and IRS Clarify Tax Treatment of Direct Primary Care Arrangements and Health Care Sharing Ministries

    By, Winston & Strawn LLP EEOC

    • Will Advance New Wellness Regs By, Katie Keith, in Health Affairs What Employers Should Know about ACA Shared Responsibility Payments

    By, Proskauer

    Don't Leave Eligible FFCRA Tax Credits on the Table

    • By, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • HR Weekly Digest 6/22/2020
    • Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects Employees from Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status

    By, Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.

    • COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Useful Screening Tool or Impermissible Medical Examination?

    By, Shawe Rosenthal LLP

    • The President Signs PPP Reform Bill: Loosening PPP Use and Forgiveness Standards and Expands Payroll Tax Deferral

    By, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

    • COVID-19: OSHA issues Updated Guidance on wearing Masks in the Workplace

    By, Duane Morris LLP

    • “But I Don’t Want to Come Back to the Office!”

    By, Vinson & Elkins LLP

    • EEOC issues update on coronavirus and discrimination laws

    By, Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

    State & International Compliance Updates

  • HR WEEKLY DIGEST - 6/12/2020
    • IRS Notice 2020-44: Insured and Self-Insured Health Plans Adjusted Applicable Dollar Amount for PCORI Fee

    By, Internal Revenue Service

    • New Data on the Cost of COVID-19 Treatment for U.S. Private Insurers

    By, America's Health Insurance Plans

    • The HEROES Act: Key Retirement, Health and Welfare, and Tax Provisions

    By, Groom Law Group

    • The Return to the Supreme Court

    By, Groom Law Group

    • Rethinking Employee Benefits in Light of COVID-19

    By, Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group LLP

    • Cases Highlight Importance of Governing Law Clauses in ERISA Plan Documents

    By, Haynes and Boone, LLP

  • HR WEEKLY DIGEST - 6/5/2020
    • Is COVID-19 Fakery a Federal Crime?

    By, Constangy Brooks

    • DOL Issues Final Rule on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act

    By, Littler Mendelson

    • CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Offices – “Change the way people work”

    By, Shawe Rosenthal

    • Fewer Commissioned Employees Eligible for Overtime Under New Employer-Friendly Department of Labor Rule

    By, Greenberg Traurig

    • OSHA Revises COVID-19 Enforcement and Workplace Illness Recording Policies

    By, Shawe Rosenthal

    • Return to Work: OSHA Obligations in the Event an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    By, Nutter McLennen & Fish

  • HR WEEKLY DIGEST - 5/27/2020
    • IRS Announces 2021 Limits for Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Plans

    By, McDermott, Will, & Emery

    • COVID-19 Deadline Extension Are Not Mandatory for Governmental Plans

    By, Ice Miller LLP

    • CMS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021

    By, Frost Brown Todd LLC

    • Tenth Circuit Upholds Health Plan’s Denial of Surrogacy Expenses

    By, Thompson Reuters Practical Law

    • COBRA in the Time of COVID-19

    By, Foley & Lardner LLP

    • The Cost of Healthcare During Retirement: Expectations and Concerns of Older Workers

    By, TIAA Institute

  • HR WEEKLY DIGEST - 5/20/2020
    • EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reporting for 2020 By, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP

    • *Updated* Leave Tracking and Recordkeeping Under COVID-19: Adjusting to the New Normal By, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo

    • COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact: Further Guidance on Holiday Entitlements By, Dechert LLP Coronavirus Economic

    • Response Update: The Road to Recovery By, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Old Rules, “New Normal” By, Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C. Key Issues to Consider While Reopening or Partially Reopening
  • HR Weekly Digest - 5/13/2020
    • Federal Agencies Extend Deadlines for COBRA and Health Plan Claims, Appeals, and Special Enrollments By, The Wagner Law Group
    • DOL Releases New Model COBRA Notices Amid Wave of Litigation By, Littler
    • IRS Reverses Course on the Application of Qualified Healthcare Expenses to Employee Retention Tax Credit By, Squire Patton Boggs

    • Text of HHS Fact Sheet on 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule By, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • IRS Provides Additional Time to Contribute to HSAs By, Fraser Trebilcock

    Educational Assistance Programs Allow Employers to Pay Their Employees’ Student Loans with PreTax Dollars By, Boutwell Fay LLP

  • HR Weekly Digest - 5/6/2020
  • HR Weekly Digest - 4/30/2020
  • HR Weekly Digest - 4/24/2020
  • HR Weekly Digest - 4/16/2020

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