Attorneys Sarah Ivy and Stephen Fleury give presentation on COVID-19 guidance for employers

by | Apr 30, 2020 | COVID-19, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Firm News, Labor and Employment, Multimedia

The information below and in the webinar recording provided is current as of the publication date listed. Because COVID-19 response measures on all fronts are continually evolving, clients should stay alert to new developments and consult with counsel on any critical questions.

Saxton & Stump attorneys Sarah K. Ivy and Stephen J. Fleury, Jr. recently presented on COVID-19 guidance and practical ways for providers to protect their employees and business. The webinar event was hosted by Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR), a nonprofit that represents provider organizations whose mission is to serve and support children and adults with autism or intellectual disabilities.

In this presentation, Sarah and Steve provided valuable information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as guidance released by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They spoke on topics such as healthcare exclusions for designated service providers, hazardous duty pay, responding to staff absences due to COVD-19 and lack of PPE for staff and liability of providers. They also addressed effects of new legislation on employee benefit plans (health, welfare and retirement), leave of absence rules, COBRA continuation of coverage requirements and opportunities for employer tax credits.

Sarah, Saxton & Stump’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Chair, has more than 20 years of experience analyzing regulations under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She advises clients across all industries, including both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, with respect to compliance with complex employee benefits regulations and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). She can be reached at (610) 743-0115 or

Stephen focuses his practice on labor and employment law, post-acute & long-term care, and healthcare litigation. He represents employers and insurers in state and federal courts with claims pertaining to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Steve has also represented clients before the DOL in matters involving workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. He can be reached at (484) 328-8553 or

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