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On the last episode of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour, we told you that it was only a matter of time before the U.S. Department of Labor issued both guidance and model notices to support the new COBRA premium subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

That time is now.

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Let’s give a shout-out to my special guest, David Miklas, and to everyone who attended The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour this past Friday. I had a great time discussing FFCRA, OSHA, and the new CDC COVID-19 guidance.

Did you enjoy it too? Continue reading

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It’s week 98 of quarantine, many of you are working from home, and the boss isn’t around.

So, you’ve got really got no excuse to miss The Employer Handbook Office Hour today on Zoom at Noon ET, for which you can still register here before it fills up. Continue reading

Over the weekend, we got news that federal emergency paid sick leave is coming, with significant changes to FMLA too. Yesterday, I broke it down in plain English for you.

Today at noon Eastern, I’m going on Facebook Live (here) and, by reader request, Zoom (here, limited space available) to answer some of your questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

But, speaking of timing, when the heck might this House bill become law? Continue reading

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[UPDATED (12:30 PM Eastern): I made a few mistakes in the original post that I am correcting now. First, the link to the paid sick leave law was to a prior version of the law. I corrected that with an updated link. Second, employees can accrue a maximum of 40 hours of paid sick leave per year, not 72 as mentioned in the original post. I have corrected that as well. I apologize for the mistakes and any confusion they may have created. I also clarified the accrual rules. Fortunately, the new law doesn’t take effect for 180 days. So, there is still time to prepare.]

On the heels of passing the strongest equal pay law in the entire nation, New Jersey has outdone itself.

California, eat your heart out. New Jersey has done it again by passing a new law requiring paid sick leave for employees. Continue reading

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I haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet.

So, no spoilers here.

But, I imagine that even if the good guys can combine forces to beat the comic villains, they would still lack the legal acumen to master employee benefits.

For that my friends, you need a real superhero. Continue reading

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