How the DOL’s New ERISA Rules Affect Employers

In Response to COVID-19 DOL Issues New Rule ERISA Rules, explained by James Venable Esq., SPHR and Sue Woods, Esq. Transcript: Welcome to our Podcast. I’m Sue Woods, and I’m Senior Compliance Counsel at ReedGroup, and I’m here with James Venable, Vice President of Compliance and Employment Law for ReedGroup, a Guardian company. Sue: These … Continued

U.S. DOL FFCRA Rule Faces Challenges and Q&A Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) recently released Temporary Rule and Q&A guidance concerning the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided much-needed detail for employers and third-party leave administrators grappling with administering the FFCRA’s new paid leave entitlements. However, the DOL’s regulations and Q&As contained some surprises for those who were relying on … Continued

More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

More DOL Q&As: Clarifying the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Another day, another group of Q&As from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)! In recent days, the DOL published 20 new Q&As regarding employee benefits and employer obligations under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act). As we’ve written previously, the FFCRA … Continued

New Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Basic Guidelines, And Get Ready to Put Up a Poster

UPDATE: Today, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) promulgated temporary regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which went into effect on April 1. These temporary regulations reaffirm the guidance issued by the DOL in its previously issued Q&As. The IRS also got into the game on Tuesday evening, by issuing a directive … Continued