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COVID-19: Employers

Katherine Davis Authors Article on Updated CDC Guidance in the Workplace

Spencer Fane attorney Katherine Davis recently wrote an article in BenefitsPRO covering the updated COVID-19 workplace guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This update focuses on mask-wearing for in-person employees and quarantine requirements for employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Randi Winter Explains the ‘American Rescue Plan’ and its Potential to Expand COVID-19 Leave for Employees

Spencer Fane attorney Randi Winter recently discussed President Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” and the potential for the proposal to expand employee leave requirements related to COVID-19 in an article published in BenefitsPRO. This includes a specific look at the potential burden for employers previously exempt from federal paid leave requirements.

Greg Ash Details Major Impacts of Recent Stimulus Package on Employee Benefits Plans

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently authored an article published by Bloomberg Law highlighting the major impact the year-end COVID-19 stimulus package has on employee benefits plans. Greg emphasized the importance that employers adapt to this change.

Helen Holden Publishes Article With BenefitsPRO on Topic of FFCRA Tax Credits

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden recently authored an article published with BenefitsPRO explaining that the stimulus bill passed by Congress in December 21, 2020 did not include an extension of the mandatory paid leave benefits provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The bill does provide the continuation of available tax credits for employers who do provide such leave through March 31, 2021.

Helen Holden Co-Authors Article on Interplay of ADA, FMLA, and Paid Sick Leave in COVID Era

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden recently co-authored an article with Gail Cohen of Matrix Absence Management for the Arizona Attorney magazine.

Katherine Davis Authors Article on Guidance for Employers Considering Mandatory Vaccine Policies

Spencer Fane attorney Katherine Davis recently wrote for HR Legal & Compliance on top considerations for employers considering the implementation of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Megan Meadows Provides Guidance on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

Spencer Fane attorney Megan Meadows was recently interviewed for an article featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, the Kansas City Business Journal, and KSDK-TV (NBC affiliate).

Texas Lawyer Features Spencer Fane Guidance on Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines

Spencer Fane attorneys Jim Drakeley, Jim Patterson, and Laurie Patton recently published an article featured in the Texas Lawyer discussing mandatory vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Managers Need to Know: Elizabeth Wente Discusses Preventive Employment Law

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal as part of the recurring video series, “Business in Motion.”

Bloomberg Law Features Greg Ash and Rob Browning’s Pandemic Advice for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors

Spencer Fane attorneys Greg Ash and Rob Browning recently published an article featured in Bloomberg Law discussing the impact of COVID-19 on benefit plan sponsors and how employers can effectively move forward.

Helen Holden Looks at Lessons Learned in Employment Law During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden recently published an article as part of a larger cover story for In Business Magazine. The cover story focused on advice for businesses as they recover from the COVID-19-related disruption.

Helen Holden Provides Insight on DOL Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden, recently published an article on TLNT, an online talent management and human resources publication, discussing recent guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to remote work.

FMLA and Mental Health: Elizabeth Wente Provides Guidance to Employers

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal as part of the recurring video series, “Business in Motion.”

Rob Browning Explains COVID-19 Relief for Plan Sponsors

Spencer Fane attorney Rob Browning recently published an article in BenefitsPRO explaining new guidance from the IRS on suspending 401(k) contributions.

Employee Benefits Group Advises on a Post-Pandemic Action Plan

The Spencer Fane Employee Benefits group recently hosted the two-part webinar series, “Coming Out of Quarantine,” focused on COVID-19-related policy and regulation changes. Attorneys advised employee benefit plan sponsors on a post-pandemic action plan.

Rob Browning Provides Insight on the DOL’s Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor Plan

Spencer Fane attorney Rob Browning recently published an article in BenefitsPRO, explaining the impact of the new “safe harbor” proposal for the electronic distribution of ERISA-required notices and disclosures.

Greg Ash and Rob Browning Explain COVID Relief for Benefit Plans

Spencer Fane attorneys Greg Ash and Rob Browning recently published an article in BenefitsPRO explaining the IRS guidance on cafeteria plans.

Best Practices for Employees Returning to Work Highlighted in Webinar by Elizabeth Fast and Elizabeth Wente

Spencer Fane attorneys Elizabeth Fast and Elizabeth Wente recently presented a webinar for the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) focusing on best workplace practices.

As Restaurant Staff Begin to Reopen Elizabeth Wente Discusses Staffing

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed for an article in the Springfield Business Journal explaining the process for restaurant staff to return to work.

Spencer Fane Attorney Highlights Employer Considerations When Returning to Work

Spencer Fane attorney Casey Murray was recently featured as an on-air guest with 98.1 KMBZ Radio to discuss a range of considerations employers should make as they plan for their teams to return to work.

Megan Meadows Provides Insight In Q&A Article On Employment Law Related To COVID-19 Issues

Spencer Fane attorney Megan Meadows was recently quoted in an article for the St. Louis Business Journal on how businesses can stay compliant with employment regulations while dealing with interruptions related to COVID-19.

BenefitsPRO Publishes Article From Greg Ash On The Need For Retirement Plan Sponsors to Take Immediate Action Following CARES Act Passage

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently published an article with BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the CARES Act and its effect on retirement plans.

BenefitsPRO Publishes Article From Beth Miller On SEC Extension Of Filing Period For Investment Advisers

Spencer Fane attorney Beth Miller recently authored an article for BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the SEC’s extension of the filing period for investment advisers due to COVID-19. Beth writes to provide information on conditions that must be met to rely on the order issued.

Greg Ash Authors Article For BenefitsPRO On The Need ERISA Fiduciaries To Actively Monitor Market Turbulence

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently published an article with BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the need for ERISA fiduciaries to actively monitor market turbulence related to COVID-19.

Helen Holden Explains Best Practices for Employers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden was recently quoted in an article for the Phoenix Business Journal on staying compliant with Arizona’s employment regulations during the current spread of COVID-19.