Regulatory Updates

Biden Proposed Stimulus Package

Jan. 22, 2021 – In a recent speech, President Joe Biden outlined a proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and provide economic relief.

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COVID-19: OSHA Recordable Illness if Work-Related

Jan. 15, 2021 – Since the onset of COVID-19, some employees have contracted the illness in work-related environments. OSHA has provided guidelines for scenarios in which COVID-19 is a recordable illness.

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that clarifies how to determine whether a worker is an employee who is protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor who is exempt from it.

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Special FSA Rules – Consolidated Appropriations Act

Jan. 5, 2021 – President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law on Dec. 27, 2020.

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FFCRA Paid Leave Requirement Expired Dec. 31

Jan. 4, 2021 – Mandated FFCRA leave expired Dec. 31, 2020.

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EEOC Addresses Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations & the ADA

Dec. 16, 2020 – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021

Dec. 10, 2020 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research.

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CDC Announces Shorter Guidelines After a COVID-19 Exposure

Dec. 4, 2020 – During a recent media briefing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an update to quarantine guidelines, offering options for shorter quarantine periods.

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Health FSA Limit Will Remain the Same for 2021

Nov. 4, 2020 – The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which announced the 2021 FSA health dollar limit.

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Employer Voting Leave Obligations

Oct. 30, 2020 – With Election Day drawing near, employers should be prepared to handle requests from employees for time off from work to vote.

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Final Forms and Instructions for 2020 ACA Reporting Released

Oct. 29, 2020 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2020 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.

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DOL Updates Q&As on Employee Leave Under the FFCRA

Oct. 9, 2020 – the DOL made revisions to FFCRA regulations, undertaken in response to a federal court decision that invalidated part of the original regulations.

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