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Below, please find updates for Monday, April 13th
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  • And have created an archive of news and articles on our COVID-19 Update page here

Beginning with today’s COVID-19 update, you will find a new section called “Project Re-entry” which will provide insights and tips to help plan a seamless re-entry to the workplace and a "new normal" for your employees and business.

If there are any questions or topics you would be interested in exploring, please let us know by emailing us though the link below.
New DOI bulletin clarifies coverage requirements
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry are adapting policies and procedures
to mitigate, as much as possible, the ongoing impact of (COVID-19).
Read more by clicking on the link below.
CARES Act Makes Changes for
Retirement Plans
The CARES Act makes a variety of changes affecting retirement plans. These changes affect tax-qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k)
plans, 403(a) and 403(b) plans, and governmental 457(b) plans.

DOL Issues Corrections to FFCRA Regulations
On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released corrections to
regulations published under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The regulations, published April 6, 2020, clarify and explain the
employee leave provisions under the FFRCA’s Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA).

While the corrections mainly address minor drafting errors in the regulations,
some of the changes may impact employers’ implementation of the law.

Treasury Secretary Says More Funding Coming for Small Business
I n a press interview on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin said that small businesses don’t need to worry about not being able to receive funding from the U.S. government in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

He added that the White House is working with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to raise additional funding on top of the $350 billion provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for small businesses across the country.

Project Re-Entry
Human Resources Weekly Digest
In this issue we cover the following topics:
  • How Do You Complete or Update I-9s When Your Company is Remote?
  • Coronavirus Pay Options for Employers
  • The CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know About Its Impact on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Don’t forget About the Affordable Care Act! An important reminder when determining health plan eligibility after a reduction of hours or during a leave of absence
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