Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, you may be wondering whether your employer can require you to get vaccinated.
Archives for 2020
This year has taught us a lot about the workplace:
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the economy.
As we enter 2021, the American workforce looks vastly different from what it looked like a year ago.
Navigating through the ever-evolving work environments creates an opportunity to better arm workers to safely thrive.
The latest round of COVID-19 relief in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 will revive many aspects of unemployment relief rolled out in the CARES Act in March, although the Act reduces many of the original features.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had invited briefs on bannering and displays of “Scabby the Rat,” the giant roadside inflatable rat (or other gruesome creature) used in many labor disputes. At issue is the conflicting labor law principles distinguishing between lawful publicity of a dispute and unlawful coercive conduct.
Effective January 1, 2021, the City of Minneapolis Freelance Worker Protection Ordinance expands wage theft protections to independent contractors who perform services within the City of Minneapolis.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, generally provides the annual funding for the federal government and, in almost 5,600 pages, contains several important rules giving further COVID-19 relief, including the expansion of eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Employee Retention Tax Credit.
Guillermo Escobedo is named among the top influential men in San Diego County in “2020 Men of Influence,” (page 8) published by San Diego Metro Magazine.
Executive Summary: On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule regarding expansion of tip pool sharing and limitations on the 80/20 rule. This long-awaited final rule codifies three main points: employers are (1) permitted to include “back-of-the-house” employees who usually do not receive tips (such as cooks and dishwashers) as part of a tip pool, (2) prohibited from allowing management from keeping employees’ tips or participating in tip-pooling arrangements, and (3) permitted to take a tip credit regardless of the amount of non-tip generating work (such as cleaning tables or rolling silverware) a tipped employee performs as long as it is performed contemporaneously with his/her tipped duties, or within a reasonable time immediately before or after performing tipped duties.
UPDATE: President Trump signed this bill into law without changes on December 27, 2020.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act) generally provides the annual funding for the federal government and contains several important rules giving further COVID-19 relief. These include, among other things, revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), expansion of the employee retention tax credit, and changes to other employer-related tax provisions.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 generally provides the annual funding for the federal government and also contains several important rules giving further COVID-19 relief. The comprehensive relief package funds certain hard-hit industries, expands eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and extends and expands the Employee Retention Tax Credit.
Assessing the privacy and cybersecurity practices of third-party service providers is critical not only for employee personal information, but also for confidential and personal information pertaining to an organization’s business and its clients, customers, patients, students, etc. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement on December 15 with a