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- Lawmakers Reintroduce Paid Family and Medical Leave Billby Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP on March 5, 2021 at 5:00 am
COVID-19-related federal paid-leave benefits are no longer available to workers, but Congress may consider a bill that would create a permanent paid family and medical leave program.
- Guidance Strengthens COVID-19 Coverage Obligationsby Christine Clements © Sheppard, Mullin on March 5, 2021 at 5:00 am
Federal guidance confirms that most group health plans must cover without cost-sharing all approved COVID-19 vaccines, even when the recipient is not in a category recommended for early vaccination, and pay for testing asymptomatic individuals.
- Employers Respond to Rising Substance Abuse with Treatment, Supportby Joanne Sammer on March 5, 2021 at 5:00 am
The pandemic led to a spike in alcohol and drug abuse—even among those who had never had a problem before. Employers can respond by using existing and emerging treatment options to support employees struggling with substance use and addiction.
- Labor Department Officially Delays Independent-Contractor Ruleby Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
The U.S. Department of Labor has delayed a final rule clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Post-Coronavirus: A Q&A with Scott Gallowayby David Ward on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
The coronavirus triggered the acceleration of remote work, but there is no substitute for human interaction, says Scott Galloway, author of Post Corona: From Crisis to…