Benefit Beat - 2011 through current

Benefit Beat - 2011 through current

Hawaii joins a growing list of states to enact astate-facilitated retirement savings program for private-sector employees whodo not have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
The requirement to provide paid leave for the COVID vaccinehas been extended until December 31, 2023.
Last month, Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employmentpublished a revised InterpretiveNotice & Formal Opinion #6B relating to paid leave requirementsunder the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
In March, the City of San Francisco amended its FamilyFriendly Workplace Ordinance.  On July 7, 2022, the Office of LaborStandards Enforcement released updated rules and an updated workplace posterincorporating the amendments. 
A recent 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decisionreminds us of the importance of plan administration particularly when it risesto the level of fiduciary duty.
On July 12, 2022, the EEOC updated it’s What You ShouldKnow About COVID-19 and the ADA guidance.  For any employer usingCOVID testing in its protocol this is worthwhile reading.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services has renewed thepublic health emergency determination due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The determination,which became effective on July 15, 2022, lasts 90 days, to October 13, 2022.
Bloomington joins other Minnesota cities in enacting anEarned Sick and Safe Time ordinance.
Beginning January 1, 2023, employers employing 50 or moreemployees must provide up to 10 days of unpaid leave for bereavement orpregnancy loss.
The Employee Commuter Transit Benefit ordinance takes effecton December 31, 2022 and requires employers employing 50 or more covered employeesto provide commuter transit benefits.
Voters in San Francisco approved Proposition G, which will create a permanent public health emergency leave ordinance that will take effect October 1, 2022.
The IRS has announced a retirement plan pre-audit pilotprogram which began in June.
Two recent cases, one from the Middle District of NorthCarolina and one from the Middle District of Georgia, remind us of theimportance of compliance with Title VII.
The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health returns to the states the authority to regulate abortion.  What does this mean for employee benefit plans?  
The City of West Hollywood has published administrative regulations to assist in the implementation of the ordinance.