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On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as directed OSHA to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all workers are either...

May 2021 was a somewhat busy month in the benefits industry. The absence of a significant of amount of agency guidance during the summer months is to be expected. However, the IRS finally issued guidance on the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated...

March 2021 was an eventful month with regard to new guidance on recently passed legislation and expanded provisions from the IRS to provide relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The ARPA attempts to address and help mitigate some of the far-reaching financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these changes had an impact on the rules for employers regarding paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act...

HR professionals often struggle with various things in regards to their workforce and workplace. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they now often struggle with the frustrations that the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) bring into their daily work life. Read this blog post...

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (District Court) recently vacated portions of the current rule implementing Section 1557. Any programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or any health program or activity administered by an entity established...

Recently, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) released an informational letter in response to an inquiry of whether employer shared responsibility penalties (ESRPs) may be waived or reduced based on hardship or other factors. Read this blog post to learn more. ...