Ep 96: President Biden’s Pandemic Response Proposal

In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley review newly inaugurated President Biden’s pandemic response proposal, the American Rescue Plan. Chase outlines the proposal overall, then turns his attention to the proposal’s expansion of FFCRA leave to all-sized employers until the end of September 2021. Chase and Suzanne discuss additional leave expansion, and the proposal’s COBRA subsidies for those impacted by a pandemic-related furlough or layoffs, and the expansion of premium tax credits. The two close with a short discussion of potential Biden executive orders and their impact on proposed regulations regarding wellness programs, independent contractors and more.