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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) permits employees and their dependents to extend health coverage under an employer’s group health plan when coverage would otherwise be lost due to termination of employment or other “qualifying events.” Under COBRA, employees must receive specific notices explaining their COBRA rights. In recent months, there has been an

As discussed in prior blog posts, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will require covered employers to provide certain levels of paid emergency sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to employees for specified coronavirus-related reasons. In general, as explained in those posts, the minimum number of hours of the paid sick leave that employers must provide is 80 hours for full time employees, with pro-rated amounts for part time employees based on the average number of hours they work over a two week period.
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On May 21 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, the Employment and Executive Compensation Groups of Hogan Lovells will host a one-hour webinar to discuss pay equity laws and compliance issues. A hot-button issue, pay equity is regularly in the news and atop legislative and regulatory agendas in the employment sphere at federal, state and local levels.

The issue of pay equity has risen to the top of the news cycle—especially today, a day dubbed Equal Pay Day by advocates seeking to raise public awareness.  But pay equity also is ascending legislative agendas and enforcement priorities, particularly at the state level.  Recognizing this trend, the Hogan Lovells U.S. Employment Group will host

Specialists have long touted certain significant advantages to employers that come along with maintaining ERISA severance plans, and a recent district court case highlights some of these advantages.

On November 9, 2017, in the unpublished opinion of Huddleston v. Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals Inc, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185985 (Nov. 9, 2017), an Arizona district court

The new draft tax bill, unveiled last week by the Trump administration has many provisions which would significantly affect many businesses in the United States. This post does not focus on all of the implications for the draft tax bill for companies, but highlights two provisions, which, if enacted, will turn the world of executive