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FFCRA to expire Dec. 31: Will it be extended?

11/19/2020
When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March, it set the law to expire on Dec. 31. The virus is still raging and Congress is now considering extending into 2021 the law.

Employees flock to virtual health care during pandemic

11/16/2020
Employee use of virtual health care has surged during the pandemic, with most employees giving the level of care high marks, according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

When to pay for travel time: 3 scenarios

11/16/2020
A new Department of Labor opinion letter answers questions about when employers must pay for time employees spend traveling to and from worksites. Opinion letter FLSA2020-16 addresses three scenarios.

Most employers tackled pay equity issues this year

11/16/2020
Sixty percent of employers say they are addressing pay equity in their organizations and 70% are taking action to make their workplaces more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Online training time: DOL explains when to pay

11/12/2020
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new opinion letter that helps clarify when employers must pay workers for the time they spend undergoing training that is delivered online.

DOL cites more for denying paid covid leave

11/05/2020
The U.S. Department of Labor continues to investigate and cite employers for failing to follow the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Check: Does your EPLI cover covid lawsuits?

11/05/2020
Your employment practices liability insurance policy may not cover you for many lawsuits related to the coronavirus and covid-19. Now is the time to check with your insurance agent to know what your EPLI policy covers and whether you need to make coverage changes.

14.6 million lost health insurance since spring

11/03/2020
An estimated 7.7 million workers lost employer-provided health insurance when they became unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Curb childless workers’ FFCRA resentment

10/29/2020
Working parents can take as much as 12 weeks of partly paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. That’s causing resentment among employees who don’t have kids.

Watch out! You could be liable for at-home workers’ comp injuries

10/27/2020
Telecommuting plans hatched this spring were understandably ad hoc. Now it’s time to formally assess some of the employment law risks. That includes addressing workers’ compensation-qualifying injuries that occur at employees’ homes.