May 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Education Releases Interim Reporting Instructions for HEERF Emergency Student Grant Funds

May 7, 2020 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released interim instructions to institutions that received emergency grant funds for students (“Emergency Student Grant Funds”) under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) of the CARES Act. The Certification and Agreement (“Certification”) that each institution executed as part of...

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May 8, 2020

Return to Work: What Employers Need to Know

In light of the White House’s “Opening Up America Again” Guidelines released on April 16, 2020, several states have begun to scale back their shelter-in-place orders. A number of businesses will again be able to open their doors—at least in some capacity—following the relaxation of some of these stay-at-home restrictions...

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May 15, 2020

Finally! Much Anticipated COVID-19 Guidance Provides Flexibility for Cafeteria Plan Elections, Additional Changes

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and employees have faced unprecedented financial strain, and employers have been looking for ways to provide flexibility with respect to cafeteria plan elections. This week, the IRS issued guidance designed to provide flexibility for employees with respect to cafeteria plan elections and...

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