Massachusetts Reopening Plan Released

Yesterday Governor Baker released the long
awaited Plan to Reopen Massachusetts . The plan has 4 phases and public health metrics will drive
the timing of each phase, with a minimum of 3 weeks for each phase. We all must continue to follow social distancing and guidance as issued by the State,
and to reopen, businesses must meet mandatory safety standards , including:

  • COVID-19 Control Plan – written control plan requirement for self-certification (see template).
  • Compliance Attestation Poster – must be signed and posted on premises visible to workers and visitors (see template).
  • Employer and Worker Posters – must be displayed on business premises describing the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting (see employer template; see employee template).

More details can be found at

IRS Issues Notices Allowing for Temporary Mid-Year Elections and FSA Flexibility

In an effort to increase flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS issued two notices Mid-May.