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Many of you are reopening (if you were closed) or bringing back staff who were either laid off or teleworking. With this comes MANY questions, such as: CAN we monitor off-duty conduct, and if so, SHOULD we?? If you are a private sector employer, your employees work in Wisconsin, and barring an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement to the contrary, then YES, legally you can have… Source
As we are coming to the end of Elder Law Month (as named by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), one of our many roles as elder law attorneys is to keep you apprised of important topics in the world of elder law. As such, we wanted to reach out to you to draw attention to the fact that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning residents of long-term care facilities and their families… Source
As some Paycheck Protection Program loan borrowers approach the close of their eight week covered period (the period during which loan proceeds can be used for certain expenses and the corresponding loan amount can be forgiven), Congress is considering making significant changes to the program that would apply to existing loans and new PPP loans. Reports are that the House and Senate are close to… Source
The Evers administration just announced a new grant funding program for long-term care, home and community based services, and emergency medical services. The grant program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding is intended to help health care providers who are considered to be most at-risk for financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19… Source
Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced the creation of the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. The state has allocated $25 Million to a program to assist residential renters with rent payments and security deposit obligations from the grant the state received under the CARES Act funds issued to all states. To be eligible, renters must be a Wisconsin resident with… Source
In a bit of a respite from COVID-19, today the IRS announced the Health Savings Account limits for 2021. With respect to contribution limits, the limits are slightly higher than the ones for 2020. As a reminder, these inflation adjusted amounts are effective for calendar year 2021. All of the above are for calendar year 2021. For further information, please contact Attorney Mary Ellen Schill… Source
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced yesterday that it will resume enforcing its illness reporting requirements with regard to COVID-19 cases for most employers. The new guidance may be found here. This is a reversal of the relaxation that OSHA announced six weeks ago that it was putting a hold on most COVID-19 illness reporting, due to the added work it would make… Source