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The “New” Digital Healthcare Delivery System

USA - November 18 2021 Although digital health solutions have long been a key area of strategic growth for the healthcare industry, the COVID-19 crisis accelerated what it…

California Employers: Your Online Job Advertisements Could Get Your Business in Hot Water

USA - November 10 2021 The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced a new affirmative effort to detect and correct violations of the…

OSHA and CMS Vaccination Rules Released: Here Are the Details

USA - November 5 2021 On November 4, 2021, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect employees…

IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Limits

USA - November 5 2021 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for retirement plans for 2022…

IRS Provides Further Guidance on COBRA Election and Payment Deadlines

USA - October 27 2021 In Notice 2021-58, the Internal Revenue Service clarified that the one-year tolling relief periods for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act…

Requirements Related to Surprise Billing: Policy Update

USA - September 9 2021 The US Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor, and the Office of Personnel Management issued an Interim Final Rule with comment…

Deadline for NY Employers: Workplace Safety Plan Due October 6, 2021

USA - September 6 2021 On September 6, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 as a "highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of…

Mask Up, Vax Up: Illinois Governor Issues Immediate Face Covering Mandate for All, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare, School and State Workers and Students

USA - September 2 2021 On August 26, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-20 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 87) (the Order). The Order mandates…

Illinois Enacts New Noncompete and Nonsolicit Law

USA - September 1 2021 Illinois has enacted a new law governing restrictive covenants: Public Act 102-0358. This law outlines the requirements for valid noncompetition and…

Can Employers Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives for Employees?

USA - July 28 2021 Can employers offer incentives for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? In short, yes. Incentives may take many forms, such as a one-time bonus, a…