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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) into law. There are two paid leave sections of the Act that private employers with fewer than 500 employees and public agencies must be aware of: (1) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”) and (2) the Emergency Paid… Read More »

The DOL Fiduciary Rule and Erisa-Covered Retirement Plans

[Source: R. David Wentz, J.D., CHFC, Tax Favored Benefits, Inc., 07.2016 | Keywords: DOL, Employee Benefits, Retirement] On April 6, 2016 the Department of Labor released a new regulation generally referred to as the “Fiduciary Rule” which, under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), will serve to significantly expand the activities which determine… Read More »

COBRA Continuation Coverage Do You Know the Rules?

[Author: Doug Crable, Kiernan Benefit Solutions, LLC, 2013 | Keywords: Human Resources, COBRA] The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly known as COBRA, is a federal law that requires employers of 20 or more employees with group health plans to offer employees, their spouses and dependents a temporary period of continued health care coverage if… Read More »