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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

2021 Wellness Trends

3 minute read

Before the pandemic, many employers were making a shift to the way they implemented and viewed their wellness initiatives. Some ideas included beefing up their mental heath offerings...

Minnesota Schools: Are you ready for HITA?

Revised January 2021

If you’re a school district in Minnesota, you might be getting ready to fulfill your Health Insurance Transparency and Accountability (HITA) statutory requirement. Not sure...

COVID-19 and the Economy: Biden Administration’s First Steps

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office and became President of the United States one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of taking office, then-President-Elect...

Five HR Trends to Watch in 2021

2.5 minute read

The pandemic disrupted many public sector organizations in how and where we work. Right now, some are still working completely remote, others are in a hybrid situation, and some...

Electronic Posting of Labor Law Notices

1 minute read

Employers are required to provide their employees information about their rights regarding several Federal Labor laws. These include:

New Q&As Issued Regarding FFCRA Leave Requirements

1.5 minute read

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) contained an employee leave mandate which expired on December 31, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has included two...

New FMLA Guidance Includes Using Telemedicine as an In-Person Visit

1.5 minute read

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Field Assistance Bulletin to provide guidance about using telemedicine to establish a serious health condition under the Family and...

New Stimulus Bill Includes No Surprises Act

1 minute read

Congress passed a $900 billion stimulus bill that includes emergency economic relief, tax cuts, and government funding. It also includes the No Surprises Act which bans surprise...

Temporary Rules Issued for Health and Dependent Care FSAs

2 minute read

Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. It includes temporary special rules to allow...

EEOC Updates Guidance Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations, ADA, and COVID-19

2 minute read

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued answers to frequently asked questions regarding how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act...