Employee Benefits & Compensation

Paycheck Protection Loan Borrowers Should Consider Funding 401(k) and other Defined Contribution Retirement Plans Now (Coronavirus and the Law)

By Fourd Kemper

During times of economic strain, many companies will be faced with a decision to reduce or defer payments of employee benefit costs. Many companies around the country have applied for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to obtain needed… Read more

New Temporary Regulations Entitle Employees to Keep Group Healthcare Benefits During COVID-19 Leave (Coronavirus and the Law)

The Department of Labor issued temporary regulations describing the requirements for group health plan coverage of employees who take leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) or Expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA).  These acts are separate… Read more

Employee Benefits Considerations for Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus and the Law)

By Neil V. Birkhoff, Joshua C. Wykle

The COVID-19 pandemic has many employers making tough choices including reductions in force, reducing hours, and reducing compensation for employees. Employment decisions, in turn, affect employee benefit plans and policies. Employers need to review their employee benefit plans and policies,… Read more

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