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Join Us! Annual Disability & Leave Management Symposium: Leave it to Us

When it comes to disability and leave management, the past year has been one HR hurricane after another. Everything is different, including our Annual Disability & Leave Management Symposium. We know you are as frustrated as we are. We wanted to have an old fashioned, in-person conference, but in the interest of social distancing we’ve... Continue Reading
October 21, 2020

DOL Strikes Back: Redefines Health Care Provider Exception to FFCRA

Last month a New York federal court left health care providers in a lurch, when it vacated the Department of Labor’s definition of who could be exempted as a health care provider from the FFCRA leave obligations. Thankfully, the DOL has stepped back in to provide further clarity on this issue, providing revisions and clarifications to its... Continue Reading…
September 14, 2020

DOL Strikes Back: Redefines Health Care Provider Exception to FFCRA

Last month a New York federal court left health care providers in a lurch, when it vacated the Department of Labor’s definition of who could be exempted as a health care provider from the FFCRA leave obligations. Thankfully, the DOL has stepped back in to provide further clarity on this issue, providing revisions and clarifications to its...… Continue Reading
September 12, 2020

DOL Strikes Back: Redefines Health Care Provider Exception to FFCRA

Last month a New York federal court left health care providers in a lurch, when it vacated the Department of Labor’s definition of who could be exempted as a health care provider from the FFCRA leave obligations. Thankfully, the DOL has stepped back in to provide further clarity on this issue, providing revisions and clarifications... Continue Reading
September 12, 2020

DOL Strikes Back: FFCRA Temporary Rule Is Revised

The Department of Labor has issued revisions and clarifications to its FFCRA Temporary Rule in response to the New York federal court’s decision vacating some of the provisions of the earlier version of the Rule. Summary of Revisions. In its revised rule and clarifications, the DOL: reaffirms that the emergency paid sick leave and expanded... Continue Reading
September 12, 2020

New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Regulations Including Healthcare Provider Definition

Shortly after the Department of Labor issued its FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit challenging some of the provisions.  Today (four months after the regulations went into effect, and just five months before the FFCRA is set to expire), the federal district court in New York struck down four provisions in... Continue Reading…
August 3, 2020

New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Regulations Including Healthcare Provider Definition

Shortly after the Department of Labor issued its FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit challenging some of the provisions.  Today (four months after the regulations went into effect, and just five months before the FFCRA is set to expire), the federal district court in New York struck down four provisions in... Continue Reading
August 3, 2020

Extended School Closings Create Homework for Employers

You can hear the parents wailing across the country (almost like kindergartners on their first day of school), as states begin to announce their plans to keep physical schools closed or alternate between in-school and virtual classes for the upcoming year. The collective parent wail is outmatched only by that of their employers, who are... Continue Reading
July 21, 2020

Extended School Closings Create Homework for Employers

You can hear the parents wailing across the country (almost like kindergartners on their first day of school), as states begin to announce their plans to keep physical schools closed or alternate between in-school and virtual classes for the upcoming year. The collective parent wail is outmatched only by that of their employers, who are... Continue Reading…
July 21, 2020

Summer Break Does Not Necessarily Mean A Break From FFCRA Leave Requirements

Its July. A time when in normal years, schools are closed and families are planning vacations. But in 2020, paid vacation is being replaced with paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), leaving employers asking, can they still do that?! For public employers and employers with less than 500 employees, the FFCRA... Continue Reading…
July 1, 2020

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