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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – Agency Guidance Released

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released initial guidance clarifying several provisions set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Preparation for Unoccupied Buildings

In the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, areas around the country have recently called for the cessation of many business activities…

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COVID-19 Update: March 20, 2020

In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) labeled the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic and changes are occurring rapidly.

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Construction Shutdown

In the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, areas around the country have recently called for the shutdown of non-emergency construction activities.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Employee Benefits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) was passed by Congress and has been signed by the President.

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Update ‐ OSHA Deems COVID-19 a Recordable Illness

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and change our work and personal routines. This dynamic situation is creating questions…

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HDHPs Will Not Lose HSA Qualified Status for Covering COVID-19 Expenses & Other Benefits Questions

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and as of March 12, 2020 the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated 1,215 cases of the virus within the United States. Not surprisingly, employers have many questions about the impact of the virus on employer-sponsored benefit plans.

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COVID-19 Update: March 13, 2020

Parker, Smith & Feek will be providing a weekly recap of changes and updates that may impact your employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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OSHA Deems COVID-19 a Recordable Illness

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and change our work and personal routines. This dynamic situation is creating questions, and some that are coming up more frequently center on the OSHA 300 log.

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The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Important ACA Case

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear California v. Texas (formerly known as Texas v. United States) during its next term. The Court will consider whether to affirm the lower court’s ruling that the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Surviving an Earthquake

The most important step you can take to survive an earthquake is to learn what to do to protect yourself and your family when “the big one” happens.

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Update ‐ Preparing for and responding to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, nationally, and locally, causing many organizations to face the reality of temporarily closing their doors or halting operations.

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