On Oct. 4, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill No. 616 (SB 616). Effective Jan. 1, 2024, SB 616 expands the existing paid sick leave entitlementsContinue Reading California Expands Paid Sick Leave Entitlements, Effective Jan. 1, 2024
Stephanie D. Ahmad’s practice focuses on employee benefits and ERISA matters, including the design and implementation of health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, fringe benefit plans, and retirement plans. Stephanie counsels clients on compliance with health care reform, federal, state, and local laws impacting benefits and benefits plans, and related tax implications. Stephanie regularly advises clients on leave laws, including nationwide sick leave laws. Stephanie also has experience representing companies undergoing employee benefits audits before the Department of Labor. Stephanie litigates ERISA cases in federal court in jurisdictions across the United States. Stephanie also supports mergers and acquisitions through employee benefits related transactional due diligence.
The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) on Sept. 15, 2023, issued amended rules pertaining to the city’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA). The…Continue Reading New York City Safe and Sick Time Rules Amended
On Feb. 24, 2023, in Wood v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that claims for paid sick leave in California may…Continue Reading California Paid Sick Leave Claims May Be Enforced Under PAGA
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides substantial assistance in maintaining health care coverage for individuals who may have…
Continue Reading American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Provides Temporary Free COBRA Coverage for Certain Employees Affected by COVID-19
With the pandemic continuing to impact every-day operations of most businesses, opportunities to take advantage of the flexible spending account relief offered in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“CAA”),…
Continue Reading It’s Not Too Late: Six Easy Steps to Understanding the Flexible Spending Account Relief That Is Still Available in 2021