Compliance Corner
August 4, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19-Related Benefits Compliance Resources Available
IRS Confirms that Plan Sponsors Are Not Required to Extend FSA Claims Period


Episode 85: Remote Workers: State Leave Protections and Notice Distribution
August Get Wise Wednesdays Webinar – Register Now

Federal Health Updates

President Issues Executive Order on Drug Pricing

State and Territory Updates



FAQ: If an employee voluntarily travels (takes a vacation) and has to quarantine when they return due to a state quarantine order, are they eligible for FFCRA emergency paid sick leave?


Episode 85: Remote Workers: State Leave Protections and Notice Distribution

In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley discuss several compliance challenges relating to remote workers in the pandemic environment. Chase starts by outlining employee eligibility – usually based on work location – in connection with state paid family and medical leave laws. Chase and Suzanne dig in to some recent guidance from Massachusetts regarding employee withholding for state paid family and medical leave for employees temporarily working both inside and outside Massachusetts. The two also discuss how other states’ rules might impact employees working remotely, and how the extension of work from home arrangements might play out with respect to state leave protections. Chase closes by addressing distribution of notices for remote workers, both at the federal and state level.

Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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August Get Wise Wednesdays Webinar – Register Now

Join us as we discuss the different plan documents that are required to be maintained by a group health plan and the nuances to complying with those requirements.

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August 19, 2020
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