FAQs and Model Notices for the new COBRA Subsidies

The government issued FAQs and model notices for the new COBRA subsidies—links below, hot off the presses.  If you have more specific questions please reach out. COBRA subsidy FAQs   Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period: MS Word | PDF Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period: MS Word | PDF Model Alternative Notice: MS Word | PDF Model Notice of Expiration… More

DOL Withdraws Trump Administration Changes to Independent Contractors and Joint Employers

This month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed the withdrawal of two regulations, one concerning Independent Contractors and the other concerning Joint Employers. These Rules are not going forward, and employers should stay tuned for the Biden Administration’s own proposed regulations. Independent Contractor Classification Rule In September 2020, the previous administration published new worker… More

What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace

As we enter the season of greater COVID-19 vaccine availability and some aspect of normalcy, many employers may have questions about vaccinations and the workplace. Can an employer ask about vaccination status? When can an employer require its employees receive the vaccination? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released frequently asked questions (scroll to Section… More

Some Immediate Changes to the Employment Landscape Under the Biden Administration

Only a few weeks into his new Administration, President Biden has already started to change the landscape for employers. Summaries of the most pertinent changes are below. • Pause to New Independent Contractor Classification Rule. The Administration froze the implementation of all regulations that had not yet taken effect, pending further internal review. This means… More