Employment Law News and Insights

Occupational Safety And Health Obligations To Record And Report COVID-19 Cases

Published: Mar 30, 2020
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Employers face unprecedented challenges in addressing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the items on their ever-expanding list is that federal and state occupational safety and health regulations require employers to record instances of work-related injuries and illnesses and to report to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health...

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Paid Leave And Coronavirus Considerations — Colorado Emergency Paid Sick Leave Rules In Effect

Published: Mar 28, 2020
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As federal, state and local governments contemplate ways to respond to the spread of COVID-19, Colorado has pushed ahead with a paid sick leave (PSL) mandate known as the HELP Rules. Although the HELP Rules will remain in effect for only a period of between 30 and 120 days (at...

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In Response To COVID-19, IRS Provides High Deductible Health Plan Relief

Published: Mar 26, 2020
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On March 12, 2020, the IRS issued notice 2020-15, providing that a health plan will not fail to be a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) merely because it provides testing for and treatment of COVID-19 without a deductible or subject to a reduced deductible. Therefore, an individual who participates in...

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