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Minnesota Legislature Proposes Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Medical Leave

While it is early in the 2023 Minnesota legislative process, the Democrats who control both the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate have introduced t… Read More
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PTO Policy May Trigger Additional Paid Leave Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA)

First, we deeply appreciate our service members and their families. Second, this update is to provide proactive guidance to employers based on recent… Read More
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Minnesota Legislative Update

Minnesota’s Legislature finished the special session on June 30. Accordingly, below are a few notable changes to laws affecting employers. Nursing M… Read More
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COVID Vaccine Incentives

A recent Fisher Phillips survey indicated a majority of employers want their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, over eighty percent (80%)… Read More
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COBRA Subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA-21”) was enacted. Among other provisions, ARPA-21 includes premium assistance relief fo… Read More
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New DOL Rule Explains Work-Availability Requirement, Health Care Exemption for FFCRA Leave

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FF… Read More
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Health Care Reform Employer Mandate Delayed; Final Regulations Issued

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that enforcement of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring employers with at least 50 ful… Read More
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REMINDER: October 1, 2013 Notice Requirement under the Affordable Care Act

No later than October 1, 2013, employers must provide a notice to employees regarding the existence of the health care exchange. The notice simply inf… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform

On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also… Read More
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