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COVID-19 Updates

Webinar: COVID-19 Return to Work Planning

How and when we are reopening our economy has been on the minds of businesses across Washington state. In this webinar we answer your questions on returning to work. Along with a panel of experts, we addressed questions like: What does reopening mean with continued state restrictions? What can I do to protect workers? What […]

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Agency Guidance – National Emergency Extended Time Frames

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The rule also extends the time frames for COBRA elections, COBRA payments, and HIPAA special enrollments.

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Webinar: Pivoting During a Crisis – A Conversation with Executives in Manufacturing, Food Processing, and Distribution

In this webinar, we had a discussion with our clients in the manufacturing and distribution space that have been impacted by the pandemic. We heard how these companies were quick to pivot and execute change while managing fluid risks. A recording of the presentation, along with downloadable copies of the materials are provided below. Watch […]

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COVID-19 Update: April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day.

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Phasing Back Into Business

To the relief of many healthcare providers and patients, the Trump administration along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new…

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Update -COVID-19 as an OSHA Recordable Illness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, adjustments are being made by everyone, and that even includes Federal OSHA.

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COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

On Monday, April 13, Washington State’s Governor Inslee issued proclamation 20-43, protection for high-risk workers.

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Webinar: Pivoting During a Crisis – A Panel Discussion Featuring Local Executives in Food and Hospitality

In this webinar, we had a discussion with our clients in food and hospitality that have been impacted by the pandemic. We heard how these companies were quick to pivot and execute change while managing fluid risks.

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Webinar: Answering Your COVID-19 Financial Resources Questions

In this webinar, we address your questions about available financial resources with a panel of internal and external experts. Topics will include: How to maximize cash flow during this time Up-to-date information about state and federal relief Details about the new SBA loan products and equity injection options A recording of the presentation, along with […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – DOL Temporary Rule

Late yesterday, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) released a temporary rule that is effective April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The temporary rule focuses on the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Paid Sick Leave) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (Expanded FMLA). For the most […]

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Increasing Staffing to Handle a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

With various cities and states across the country seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases, a major concern among healthcare systems is having enough staff to meet the demand.

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IRS Releases Guidance on FFCRA Tax Credit

The IRS has released guidance and sample forms related to the tax credit available to private employers with fewer than 500 employees who are required to provide Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA leave as required by the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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