COVID-19 updates for employers

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Frequently asked questions for recent EBSA and IRS guidance

June 1, 2020 11:00am CT

We have prepared responses to frequently asked questions from employers regarding the recent guidance issued by EBSA and the IRS.

Joint note regarding April 29-May 12 guidance

June 1, 2020 11:00am CT

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued four notices or other guidance intended to provide flexibility during the COVID-19 crisis to both plan sponsors and plan participants and beneficiaries.

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action

May 14, 2020 8:00am CT

Tools, resources and programs organizations are implementing to support their workforce during the global pandemic.

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Recent legislation

Canadian legislative changes in response to COVID-19

April 7, 2020 1:00pm CT

In response to COVID-19, Canada has enacted a number of provisions on the federal and provincial levels to help employers and individuals impacted by the global pandemic. On March 25th, 2020, bill C-13 An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was unanimously passed into law in the parliament of Canada in support of the relief initiatives introduced by the federal government of Canada’s COVID-19 emergency response plan. Several other temporary relief measures have also been announced by authority of the Government of Canada Department of Finance, or the Canada Employment Insurance Commission, and the Pension Authorities. We’ve put together a summary of the key impacts these relief measures will have on Canadian employers.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: understanding the impact for U.S. employers

March 30, 2020 8:45am CT

On Friday, March 27, the President signed H.R. 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, into law. The Act was passed by the House earlier in the day and by the Senate on Wednesday, March 25. To help employers understand the potential impact of the CARES Act on their organization, we’ve outlined the key employer plan, payroll and leave provisions.

COVID-19 legislative relief package: understanding the impact for U.S. employers

March 19, 2020 12:00pm CT

On Wednesday, March 18, the U.S. Senate passed and the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was previously passed by the House on March 14, 2020. The Act provides important provisions to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 for U.S. workers. We have prepared frequently asked questions to help employers better understand the legislation and its potential impact on their organizations.