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As COVID-19 continues to spread, businesses everywhere are dealing with the effects and trying to balance the safety of employees, customers, and clients with uncertainty about the economic impact and long-term implications of the pandemic. BLR is following the situation as it unfolds, and we have resources to help, which we've gathered in the Contagious Diseases section of the Resource Center.
Recent/Upcoming Compliance Dates
- March 31, 2020: The deadline for filing Forms 1094-B & C and 1095-B & C electronically with the IRS is March 31.
- March 31, 2020: Beginning in 2020 (for tax year 2019), New Jersey employers must file health coverage information with the state. The state is taking over the insurance exchange in 2021.
- April 2, 2020: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which addresses the immediate public health crisis concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, including sick leave and EFMLA, is effective.
- April 27, 2020: Final rule issued by the NLRB that provides the standard for determining joint employer status under the NLRA is effective.
- May 1, 2020: Employers that haven't done so already, must start using the new Form I-9 with the 10/21/2019 version date. The version date is located in the lower-left corner of the form.
- May 15, 2020: Health coverage reporting deadline extended until May 15, 2020, due to COVID-19.
- May 20, 2020: The New Mexico Human Rights Act expressly prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations.
Be sure to check HR.BLR.com’s training section for all the latest training materials.
Coronavirus and Other Contagions: HR and Safety's Role in Preventing the Spread of Infection When a Potential Pandemic Strikes (3/2020)