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COVID-19 Relief Funds in Health Care M&A – Whose Money Is It Anyway?


Posted on May 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Over the last several months, health care providers have seen COVID-19 relief funds in various forms, from advances against future payments, to pure grant money. In addition to the much-needed assistance these funds have provided, a new stream of revenue has emerged that must be accounted for, and ultimately negotiated, in a health care... READ MORE

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DOL Settlement with Employer Requiring Payment of Back Pay for Violating Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Provisions Is Reminder That Coronavirus Diagnosis Is Not Prerequisite for Paid Sick Leave


Posted on May 1, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As federal, state and local governments began passing a slew of new rules and regulations in response to COVID-19, employers almost immediately found themselves attempting to navigate uncharted waters in an effort to avoid noncompliance with these newly enacted laws. A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) brings a little more... READ MORE

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Early Lawsuit Based on Violations of the FFCRA Asserts Claims Against Employer, Human Resources Consultant and CEO Individually


Posted on April 27, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On April 16, 2020, just weeks after the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) became law on March 18, 2020, a single mother sued her employer and two individual company employees in federal court in Pennsylvania claiming she was terminated for her unsuccessful attempts to utilize the FFCRA’s protected leave provisions to stay home... READ MORE

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Paid Sick Leave: DOL’s Temporary Regulations for FFCRA


Posted on April 6, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Just as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) went into effect on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its “Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (“Temporary Rule.”) This Temporary Rule was published in the Federal Register on Monday, April 6, 2020, and provides some... READ MORE

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Treasury and IRS Issue Additional Guidance on Employer Tax Credits


Posted on April 3, 2020 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued several pieces of guidance this week on the various tax credits established for employers under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Below is... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – March 25, 2020: COVID-19 Updates


Posted on March 25, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, March 25 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ Congressional Outlook Early this morning, the Senate finally reached a tentative agreement... READ MORE

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