Latest COVID Relief Bill Updates for HR and Employers


The latest version of the COVID-19 relief act has passed and is already impacting employers, leaving HR professionals questioning what’s covered now, as well as how to stay compliant.

In addition to the COVID-19 relief act, the vaccine program has picked up its pace.  This creates much more confusion.  There are many legal and practical considerations for employers weighing COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of continued employment.  Plus, with the new Biden Administration in place, more changes are expected that will impact employers in 2021.

Join us, as we take a close look at the latest COVID-19 relief act, as well as other breaking events HR professionals need to keep on their radar.  We’ll provide guidance for the following:

  • What the newest version of the relief act means for organizations and employees
  • How to take advantage of COVID-relief laws flexible spending account grace-period and carry-over provisions
  • What the “No Surprises Act” in the COVID-relief law does and why it’s so important
  • Latest COVID-19 vaccination guidelines for your workplace
  • Potential lawsuits arising from the pandemic and how to guard against them

Program Highlights

Understanding the Latest COVID-19 Relief Act

  • Overview of the December 2020 COVID-19 relief law
  • Detailed examination of the “No Surprises” Act
  • Review of the FSA carry-over and grace-period provisions

Policy Updates and Changes Under the New Administration Affecting HR

  • Biden Administration executive orders and initiatives you need to know
  • Status of the vaccination program and legal challenges to workplace vaccination
  • COVID-19 litigation update – red flags to watch out for in your organization
  • Latest Department of Labor guidance on managing teleworking employees
  • DOL guidance on distinguishing employees from independent contractors

We’ll address critical questions employers are asking including:

  • If we don’t take advantage of some of the COVID-relief law’s provisions, is my company leaving anything on table?
  • Can we require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • What are our options if workers refuse the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What is the latest compliance guidance from the Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

About the Speaker

Jim Castagnera holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University. He practiced law for 36 years, before retiring in June 2019: 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; 3 years as general counsel for Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates; and 23 years as associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service.  He also did stints as a full-time law professor at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School.

Since retiring from Rider University, he has remained active as an attorney, author, and academic.  He is: the Chief Consultant for Holland Media Services, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles; a Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cyber security & privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia; Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel; and an adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University.

Program Benefits

In this 60-minute program, learn the latest information on the COVID-19 relief act and how to take full advantage of this program. We’ll also provide guidance for everything you need to consider when developing a COVID vaccination program, plus the latest regulation updates/changes that impact your HR policies and practices.

If you’d like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We’re certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!

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