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DOL Guidance on Exemptions From FFCRA

March 30, 2020By Mark Opara, John Vering, and John Neyens

On March 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new guidance establishing broad exceptions for certain employers from the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (herein Act). […]

CARES Act Expands Unemployment Benefits

March 30, 2020By John Vering, John Neyens, and Mark Opara

As part of the CARES Act, Congress broadly expanded unemployment compensation benefits and allocated substantial federal funds to support state-based Short-Time Compensation (STC) or “work sharing” compensation programs which allow employers […]

KC MO Earnings Tax Deadline Extended

March 28, 2020Please see notice from the City of Kansas City, Missouri:

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is extending the 2019 Earnings Tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020, mirroring the guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service […]

COVID-19: Business Interruption and Other Coronavirus-Related Insurance Claims

By Brenda Hamilton, Christopher Tillery, and Curry Sexton

Fallout from the coronavirus crisis has caused many businesses to experience devastating financial consequences. The operations of businesses large and small have been seriously disrupted or have ceased as a result of the […]

Telehealth Services Expand During COVID-19 Crisis

March 27, 2020By Lori Beam

Telehealth systems are ideal for outbreak responses because they help triage low-acuity patients, mitigate overcrowding of hospitals and clinics, prevent unnecessary human exposure, and deliver timely quality care. In response to calls for broadening access […]

Kansas Governor Signs Executive Order Detailing Essential Functions Framework, Requires Use by Counties That Issue Stay-At Home Orders

March 27, 2020By: Mark Opara, Christopher Tillery, and Curry Sexton

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued two executive orders, including Executive Order #20-14, which reduces the mass gathering limit in Kansas from 50 to 10, and Executive […]

COVID-19: DOT Issues Guidance to DOT-Regulated Employers Concerning Requirements for Drug and Alcohol Testing

March 26, 2020

By Curry Sexton

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued guidance to DOT-Regulated Employers concerning DOT drug-and-alcohol testing requirements considering concerns related to COVID-19. DOT acknowledged that COVID-19 is straining medical resources and altering aspects of day-to-day life, […]

Kansas Governor Extends Deadline for 2019 State Income Tax Return & Certain Payments

March 26. 2020

Click here to read the executive order from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. For more updates and information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.