Labor and Employment
President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any unvaccinated workers to produce a negative test on a minimally weekly basis prior to attending work. The directive to OSHA was part of...

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New CMS Regulation Will Require Vaccination for Nursing Home Staff

New CMS Regulation Will Require Vaccination for Nursing Home Staff

By: Anne V. O'Meara and Laurie E. Meyer On August 18th, President Biden announced that his Administration will require nursing homes to mandate staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for facilities to receive funding from Medicare and Medicaid. This new requirement would apply to nearly 15,000 nursing home facilities, which employ approximately 1.6 million workers and serve...

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Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2021

Davis|Kuelthau is sponsoring BizTimes Media’s Family and Closely Held Business Summit on June 29, 2021, at Brookfield Conference Center from 2:00 – 6:30 PM. Join other family & closely held companies as they navigate the complex issues of maintaining a successful, sustainable family or closely-held business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey...

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Milwaukee Business Journal’s Family-Owned Business Virtual Event

Davis|Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Friday, May 14, 2021, Family-Owned Business Virtual Event. Click here to access the on-demand video. Family-owned businesses make up 80 to 90% of all businesses in North America.  2021 has most certainly not been family business as usual. In addition to the unique set of benefits and challenges, the pandemic has added another...

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President Biden Announces, “Path Out of the Pandemic” With New Employer Mandates

IRS Issues Guidance to Employers to Claim Tax Credits for Voluntary Leave Related to COVID-19 and the Vaccine

As set forth in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), employers and certain governmental employers are allowed to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them if they choose to provide paid sick and family leave due to COVID-19, including leave taken to receive and/or recover from COVID-19 vaccines.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a fact sheet further explaining how...

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Employers – 100% COBRA (or State Continuation) Premium Payment Required as of April 1, 2021

Employers – 100% COBRA (or State Continuation) Premium Payment Required as of April 1, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) significantly impacts employers who have terminated an employee or reduced the hours of any employee. As of April 1st, 100% of premiums for COBRA or state continuation coverage must be paid by the employer. This is a federally supported subsidy. The federal government will reimburse employers dollar for dollar against their quarterly payroll tax obligations....

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Webinar | Vaccines, Testing, and Reopening the Economy. What Do You Need to Know?

Register Today! Businesses across the country are increasingly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on their strategy to reopen their businesses safely and responsibly. Every day, the latest news gives business owners hope that normal is just around the corner. But does getting vaccinations mean a return to normal for the workplace? Should rapid testing be a part of that strategy? What...

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Milwaukee Business Journal’s Table of Experts: A Shot in the Arm

Milwaukee Business Journal’s Table of Experts: A Shot in the Arm

Davis|Kuelthau Labor and Employment and Litigation attorney, Laurie E. Meyer recently sat down with Ted Redalia, Vice President of Pharmacy Benefits, Network Health, and Greg Brusko, Chief Clinical Officer at Ascension, to discuss the questions and concerns employers have now that vaccines are becoming more widely available. Their commentary was featured in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Table...

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Webinar | COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace: Legal & Medical Insight

Webinar | COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace: Legal & Medical Insight

Register Today! Davis|Kuelthau Labor & Employment Attorney, Anthony J. Steffek will be joining President and CEO of Prevea, Dr. Rai, to discuss the current state of the COVID-19 vaccine regarding legal and medical insight in the workplace as well as what to expect moving forward. Some of the questions that will be answered throughout this webinar will include: • What is the current state of...

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Anthony Steffek and Heather Macklin Discuss the Impact of Employer Mandated Vaccinations with Insight on Business Magazine

Anthony Steffek and Heather Macklin Discuss the Impact of Employer Mandated Vaccinations with Insight on Business Magazine

Labor and Employment Attorney, Anthony J. Steffek (Green Bay) and Litigation Attorney, Heather J. Macklin (Appleton) were recently interviewed by Insight Publications on employer considerations regarding vaccination mandates in the workplace. Their commentary was featured in the March 2021 Edition of Insight Publications Insight on Business Magazine. Tony and Heather offered insights on COVID-19...

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