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Dinse Brief – Unemployment Compensation Expansion for COVID-19 Related Reasons

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Vermont employers have had to make difficult personnel decisions.  Employers have had to reduce employee work hours, furlough employees, or conduct layoffs, all of which have resulted in workers filing claims for unemployment compensation benefits.  In response to the massive influx of these claims, lawmakers, at both   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief – DOL Releases Additional FAQs Clarifying Employer Paid Leave Obligations Under the FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor has released additional FAQs to assist employers with complying with their responsibilities under the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), namely the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“FMLA Expansion”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”).  Key issues addressed by the DOL   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Brief – DOL Releases FFCRA Notice and Related FAQs

The DOL has issued a notice summarizing an employee’s rights under the paid leave aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This notice must be posted in an employer’s workplace, or distributed or made available to all employees who are working remotely.  The DOL has also released a Q-&-A guidance for employers regarding this   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Brief: COVID-19’s Impacts on Contracts and Leases

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the world’s response continues to evolve, businesses both in the United States and abroad are faced with uncertainty of COVID-19’s impact on their present obligations under their existing contracts and leases. This memorandum focuses on the interplay between COVID-19 and provisions that may invalidate a contract or   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Brief: COVID-19 AND EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS – WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW AS THEY ADAPT TO THE PANDEMIC

As Vermont begins to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic employers are considering hour reductions, temporary closures, downsizing their workforces and furloughs.  All of these alternatives can impact employee benefits.  Although the right solution for employers will be determined based on their unique facts, circumstances and plan rules, below is general information about some of the   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Brief: New Employer Paid Leave Laws Discussion

The U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued a joint press release to address the employer paid leave obligations contained within the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act, namely the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Key Points   MORE >

March, 2020
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COVID-19 Response Legislation Signed Into Law

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the COVID-19 response legislation previously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and President Trump signed it into law. It provides for a number of measures to assist Americans who are facing overwhelming and daunting challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. You can read more HERE. If you have any   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Announces New Director and Shareholder of the Firm

Burlington, VT (January 2020) – Dinse is pleased to announce that James P. Langan has been elected as a Director and Shareholder of the firm. Jim joined the firm in 2014 after beginning his legal career in the real estate department of a large Boston law firm and the Division of Finance of the University   MORE >

January, 2020
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IRS Announces 2020 Benefits Limits Adjustments

The IRS has announced cost-of-living adjustments for various limits on retirement plan and other benefit limits for 2020. You can read more HERE. If you have any questions please contact either member of our Employment & Employee Benefits practice group: Maggie Platzer                              MORE >

December, 2019
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Dinse Covid-19 Update

To ensure the health and safety of our employees and clients as well as our community, we have closed our office to outside visitors and have suspended in-person meetings. Our attorneys and staff are fully connected to our systems and are available via phone and email to meet our clients needs. We encourage you to take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Dinse remains fully committed to addressing your legal needs so that you can remain focused on the health and safely of your organization, your employees, and our shared community . As always, we look forward to working with you.