As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), Congress enacted a temporary Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (“COBRA”) subsidy for certain individuals for coverage periods from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 (the “Subsidy Period”).  On April 7, 2021 the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued FAQs to

On December 21, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (the “Act”). Among other things, the Act extends the COBRA premium subsidy previously enacted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”), from December 31, 2009 until February 28, 2010. As most employers are aware, and as discussed

As employers who have experienced employee terminations within the past fifteen (15) months are aware, the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) provides a COBRA premium subsidy of 65% for qualified beneficiaries who suffer an “involuntary termination” between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 and who are eligible for COBRA within the same

New York employers should be aware that New York State recently amended both the New York Labor Law, which governs wage and hour issues, as well as the State’s Human Rights Law.

Changes to the Labor Law 

On July 28, 2009, the New York Labor Law was amended and now requires employers to provide