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COVID-19 Updates

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – Model Notice and More Q&A Document Updates

The Department of Labor (DOL) released initial guidance clarifying several provisions set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) earlier this week. Since then, the DOL has provided a model notice, along with some guidance for handling the notice requirements, and recently updated its Questions and Answers (Q&A) document to address many more items as described below.

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Update ‐ SAIF Establishes $10 Million Worker Safety Fund for COVID-19

The State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) has announced a newly established $10 million COVID-19 worker safety fund…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – More Updates to DOL FAQs

The Department of Labor (DOL) released initial guidance clarifying several provisions set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) last week, including FAQs and a model notice with instructions.

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Answering Your COVID-19 Business Risk Management Questions

On March 26, 2020, we addressed questions related to risk management strategies for food and manufacturing facilities, contract liabilities, and insurance programs. We also had experts on hand to discuss new legislation and the resources and tax credits being made available to business owners. The information presented is relevant to business owners, CFOs/controllers, in-house counsel, […]

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CARES Act Includes Employee Benefits Related Provisions

Congress has passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (The CARES Act), a $2 trillion stimulus package containing many provisions designed to bolster the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act also includes several provisions that affect employee benefit plans summarized in this alert.

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Answering Your Employee-Related COVID-19 Questions

Our manufacturing, food processing, and distributing clients face unique challenges in their facilities and supply chains when it comes to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Clients have been seeing an uptick in the barrage of emails and news articles written on the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know you have questions. We have compiled a list […]

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Workstation Ergonomics Tips

As many people adjust to working from home, it’s important to keep ergonomics in mind when creating a new workstation. Parker, Smith & Feek has provided tips on ways to make a comfortable remote workspace.

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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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