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Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act
Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act

Beginning April 1, 2021, the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA” or the “Act”) will require covered employers to pay state or federal health insurance continuation expenses (referred to as “COBRA”) for eligible separated employees for up to six months. The ...

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    There has been a flurry of news reports about individuals getting fired from their jobs because they participated in the January 6 th storming of the ...

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    Several pharmaceutical companies have announced promising rates of effectiveness for their COVID-19 vaccines and the world is expecting an approved ...

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    In September 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a finding that between 2013 and 2018, IBM engaged in systemic age ...

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    While the beginning of the year is a common time for new laws to take effect, the mid-year point is another moment to watch. This summer, Chicago ...

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    Many businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) have ...

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  • Is My Company Exempt from the FFCRA’s Expanded FMLA and Sick Leave?

    Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) to protect employees who are unable to work because of school closures, ...

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    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was recently updated by the U.S. House, voted on by the U.S. Senate, and signed into law by the ...

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