Entries by Adrienne Engel

COVID-19 Families First Update

On March 18, 2020, the US Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (The Act) and President Trump signed it into law.  The emergency aid package contained in the Act is slightly modified from the bill initially proposed by the House.  Employers are highly recommended to talk to their legal counsel about whether they are subject to the law.

COVID-19 Paid Leave Laws

As COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) continues to spread, many employers are seeking out information as quickly as we can provide it. Paid leave laws have started to come into play when considering impacts of COVID-19. When are employers responsible for providing paid time off to employees that may be self quarantining, avoiding the workplace, experiencing an event, etc.?

COVID-19: Impact on International Operations and Employee Benefit Considerations

Employers with operations outside the U.S. have been responding to outbreaks of COVID-19 for some time. The following summarizes how they have been responding to the crisis to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees, plus how employer-sponsored private employee benefit plans would cover medical expenses relating to COVID-19 or a life/disability claim.

COVID-19 & Employee Benefits Considerations

As COVID-19 continues to spread, more areas of business and personal life may be interrupted. Preparation may minimize employee distress, business workflow and ease of handling new situations that arise from COVID-19. In this white paper, our experts offer considerations and insights from an employee benefits and employer perspective.