January Employer Regulatory and Legislative Update | CBIZ, Inc.

As businesses are increasingly focused on reopening and rebuilding, it’s important to also stay on top of non-COVID-related regulatory and legislative matters to ensure continued compliance. This update covers issues involving ERISA, DOL, Emergency Leave and more. 

Fiduciary Duty: A Sober Reminder

A recent Western District of Virginia court decision provides a good reminder about the importance of protecting ERISA plan participant funds.

ERISA Preemption: The Supreme Court Speaks

In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Mgmt. Assoc., the challenge was ERISA’s preemption of state-level regulatory authority on pharmacy benefit managers' generic drug reimbursement rates. The court found that the state’s ability to regulate a pharmacy benefit manager was sufficiently distant such that preemption would not apply.

The DOL Opines on Remote Work

The Department of Labor has recently issued a couple of field assistance bulletins pertaining to the electronic delivery of certain federally mandated labor posters and the use of telemedicine to diagnose a serious health condition for FMLA purposes. 

Emergency Leave, Still a Thing

The emergency paid sick leave and the emergency family leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) expired as of December 31, 2020.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act expands the time period during which the tax credit can be taken to March 31, 2021.

Reminder: Paid Leave Begins in Several States

The states of Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and New York have paid leave laws that took effect January 1, 2021. 

Funding Begins for Connecticut’s Paid Family Leave

The state of Connecticut enacted a Paid Family Leave law in June 2019.  The law requires Connecticut employers to provide paid family leave funded by a payroll tax beginning January 1, 2021 with paid leave benefits beginning January 1, 2022.

January Employer Regulatory and Legislative Update | CBIZ, Inc.https://www.cbiz.com/Portals/0/BiReskinImages/Hero Images/hero_image_3.jpg?ver=2020-11-24-160620-267As businesses are increasingly focused on reopening and rebuilding, it’s important to also stay on top of non-COVID-related regulatory and legislative matters to ensure continued compliance. This update covers issues involving ERISA, DOL, Emergency Leave and more. ?2021-01-07T17:00:00-05:00As businesses are increasingly focused on reopening andrebuilding, it’s important to also stay on top of non-COVID-related regulatoryand legislative matters to ensure continued compliance. This update coversissues involving ERISA, DOL, Emergency Leave and more. Regulatory, Compliance, & LegislativeEmployee BenefitsEmployee Benefits ComplianceYes