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The Health Care Provider Exemption from the FFCRA

By Karuna S. Brunk We previously outlined the paid leave employee entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Sections 3105 and 5102 of the FFCRA specifically exempt certain employees who are health care providers or emergency responders from….

COBRA In the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

By:  Margherita M. Albarello The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue a joint rule suspending employer and employee notice and election deadlines related to health care continuation under….

Reopening and EEOC Guidance for Employers

By Karuna S. Brunk At least in the short-term, COVID-19 is here to stay.  As such, many employers are exploring what they can and cannot do and say to protect the workplace and limit liability.  On April 23, 2020, the….

Shuttered Businesses May Be Entitled to Relief From Insurers

By Derek D. Samz Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses have had to cease all, or a large majority, of their operations. As a result of this business interruption, these businesses are experiencing unprecedented losses in revenue.  What….

Going into a Costly Nursing Home for Long term Care? Pick the Correct Medicaid Asset Protection Planning Strategy.

By Anthony B. Ferraro ♦ What is crisis planning for Medicaid eligibility in long-term care cases? Crisis planning means that one is engaged in planning that will stop, as soon as legally and ethically possible, the payment of the monthly nursing home….

Illinois Court Status Updates

By Edyta Kania ♦ Circuit Court of Cook County: All matters in all Districts and Divisions are rescheduled and continued for a period of 30 days from the currently scheduled court date or a date not more than 30 days….


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