The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has responded to a federal judge’s ruling against regulations related to a COVID-19 relief act with revisions that in some ways reaffirm the DOL’s original position.
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As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to cope with the stress of isolation from family and friends, the fear of contracting COVID-19 and […]
An Ohio employee sued after being terminated for self-quarantining because of COVID-19. Although her lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, federal laws do require most employers to provide coronavirus-related leave.
Is a health savings account (HSA) a savings tool or a tool to pay for today’s rising healthcare costs? It depends on whom you ask. While HSAs were originally introduced to employees as a long-term investment tool that can also be used to pay for eligible medical expenses along the way, employees’ usage of the […]
The number of people entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be expanded if a ruling from a New York federal judge holds.
As the world grapples with the challenges unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak, corporate leaders are under great scrutiny to exercise critical foresight for risk assessment while simultaneously executing operational reorganization.
A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second quarter (Q2) of 2020 was forecasted to remain steady with hiring intentions, but now that the coronavirus has hit, will this hold true? The short answer: It depends.
Producer Jordan Peele has worked to shed new light on the Lorena Bobbitt case that dominated headlines and spawned an international media circus.
Although the trend in the employer health insurance marketplace is relatively restrained in contrast with the out-of-control individual marketplace—averaging just 2.6% for 2016-2017—overall costs remain very high. Consumerist tactics continue to be among the primary ways employers seeks to contain (if not reduce) costs.