Tag Archives: benefits

States expand unemployment benefits for employees impacted by COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidance outlining ways states can be more flexible in administering and expanding unemployment insurance (UI) programs in order to assist employees affected by COVID-19. Generally speaking, UI is a joint state–federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers. Although each … Continue Reading

Health Care Reform – Employer Steps For 2012 and 2013

The re-election of President Obama and insignificant changes made to the political make-up of the House and the Senate have dashed the hopes of many employers that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) would be significantly modified or repealed. Employers, especially those that pushed compliance efforts to the back burner during the election, … Continue Reading

December 31, 2012 Deadline to Correct Certain Section 409A Payment Timing Errors

Our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits colleagues John D. Martini, Jeffrey G. Aromatorio, Jenny C. Baker and Allison Sizemore wrote a client alert regarding the December 31, 2012 deadline for correcting certain errors in the written provisions of nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements that provide payments that are contingent on the recipient’s execution of a release … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Prohibits Act 111 Arbitration Panels from Reducing Post-Retirement Health Care Benefits for Active Employees

At a time when public employers across Pennsylvania are seeking to reduce or at least contain the skyrocketing costs of post-retirement health care benefits, the Commonwealth Court has virtually handcuffed municipalities from achieving any genuine relief for decades. The Commonwealth Court ruled in FOP, Flood City Lodge No. 86 v. City of Johnstown, No. 1873 C.D. … Continue Reading
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