Kids Returning to School Raises Questions

With the continued rise in coronavirus cases and uncertainty regarding whether and in what manner schools will reopen in the fall, attorneys Rita Kanno and Diane Waters of Lewis Brisbois, in San Diego and Dallas, respectively, believe it is critical for employers to understand the evolving leave entitlements under federal, state and local law. Some…
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How Should You Handle Employees Personal Travel?

Recently, we’ve received many inquiries related to employee personal travel and COVID. We have reached out to legal counsel and are providing some insight for your use, if you choose. We spoke to the team at Dinsmore and Shohl LLP: You can generally have a Company policy requiring precautions be taken after non-essential work travel…
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Tips and Resources for Employers During COVID-19

As we begin to enter month 5 of COVID work-place implications, we thought it would be helpful to pass along some new info and guidance that has been published and curated. If you watch any national news, there is extraordinary dialogue taking place about re-opening schools. From everything we are seeing, there is a very…
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BenePro Presents: COVID -19: Its Impact On Your Health Care Costs – And What You Can Do Now to Prepare

If there is one thing that experts agree on is that health insurance premiums in 2021 will rise. It is just a matter of how much. The question is what, as an employer, can you do now to mitigate detrimental increases to your health plan in the coming years?

Michigan Return to Work Recommendations

The Governor of Michigan has begun releasing geographic areas of the state to resume “normal” operations.  This Executive Order, 2020-114 can be found HERE along with all other official Executive Orders.  There are a lot of steps and requirements for those companies resuming operations.  Note that, employers MUST create a written control response plan before…
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IRS and DOL Issues Extension of Timelines for COBRA

In response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the IRS and DOL has issued extensions of timelines affecting COBRA coverage.

New I-9 Policy Due to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy to allow employers to accept expired List B documents when completing the Form I-9 beginning May 1.

EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will delay until March 2021 the collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information

IRS Extends HSA Contribution Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service published a series of questions and answers relating to the delay of the tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 as provided in IRS Notice 2020-18.  With regard to contributions to an HSA, the IRS stated the following: “Contributions may be made to your HSA or Archer…
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Layoff or Temporary Furlough Guidance

Based on the executive order issued by Governor Whitmer on Monday, March 25, 2020 there are specifications and considerations for your Company.  Some of these considerations have already been discussed in the last few weeks and will require the continued implementation of these practices and processes. Please review the following for further consideration: Michigan State Mandated Stay-at-Home As a…
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