ARPA UPDATE: DOL ISSUES COBRA FORM NOTICES AND GUIDANCE

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), provided premium assistance and an extended election period under COBRA and similar state laws for assistance eligible individuals.  Employers were required to provide certain notices to individuals regarding the premium assistance and extended election period, and the DOL was directed to issue model notices for such purposes. The DOL […]

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

During this period of rapidly-evolving information, it is important for businesses, organizations, and employers to stay up to date. Baylor Evnen will continue to provide updates on changing legislation, regulations, administrative guidance, and governmental mandates as a service to our clients.  We have compiled a list of coronavirus resources you may find helpful, which is […]

COURT HALTS ENFORCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13950 ON CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY TRAINING

On December 23, 2020, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction stopping the federal government from enforcing Executive Order (EO) 13950. Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Cmty. Ctr., et al. v. Trump, No. 5:20-cv-07741-BLF (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2020). The EO, considered controversial since its implementation in September 2020, prohibits federal contractors and […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: COVID-RELATED TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2020

Sunday evening, the President signed the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (CTRA) into law. This legislation includes the long-awaited COVID-19 economic relief measures, in addition to federal appropriations for fiscal year 2021. The CTRA includes a number of provisions affecting the workplace including important changes to the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: RELIEF PACKAGE H.R. 133

On December 21, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) which includes the long-awaited COVID-19 Relief Package. The bill has been sent to President Trump for his signature. In addition to federal appropriations for fiscal year 2021, individual stimulus checks, extended federal unemployment benefits, rental assistance, an extension of […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON VACCINES

On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its much-anticipated guidance about the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccination and its interplay with various employment laws. The guidance consists of nine Questions and Answers, and can be found in Section K here. The Guidance generally confirms an employer’s ability to require its employees to […]
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