Tag Archives: Benefits and Leave Administration Compliance Services

DOL Issues Model Notices and FAQs for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued FAQs and model notices for the COBRA premium assistance provisions of the ARPA. The ARPA provides a 100% subsidy for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued under COBRA and similar state continuation of coverage programs. The subsidy applies from April 1 through September 30, 2021. The notices and FAQs appear […]

Special Alert: American Rescue Plan Act 2021

American Rescue Plan Act On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (Act), a $1.9 trillion relief bill containing financial benefits for individuals, businesses, state and local governments and more. The following measures impact employers and employees: HR Works Can Help We understand the challenges employers face with new and […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Supporting Workplace Flexibilities through Virtual Communication

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced new guidance in its ongoing efforts to support the American workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. As employers continue to meet the challenges presented to their businesses by the coronavirus, and as telework arrangements and virtual communication increasingly provide solutions, WHD continues to provide guidance […]

IRS Adds and Updates FAQs on FFCRA Tax Credits

The IRS has added and updated more than 80 answers to questions in its series of FAQs on “COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses.” The changes affect questions in all 13 of the subtopics covered by the FAQs. Refundable tax credits are available to businesses for employee paid […]