To start off the new year, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 21-01 (Protecting Recent Progress and Cautiously Resuming Certain Activities) on January 6, 2021, easing some of the current restrictions imposed under Executive Order 20-103 Extending and Modifying Executive Order 20-99 and continuing the state’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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The concept of “joint employment” is an important workplace legal issue and often arises in the real estate industry because industry employers want to avoid liability for another business’s employees’ legal claims.
On January 5, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two pieces of legislation passed by the New York City Council, Int. No. 1415-A and Int. No 1396-A, that, when effective in early July 2021, will impose significant obligations on covered New York City fast food industry employers and potentially will pave the way for a great overhaul of the at-will employment system that has long-defined the employer-employee relationship in New York State and New York City.
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has formally released a Final Rule defining “independent contractors” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Never before have we welcomed a year with quite the hope and exuberance as we welcome 2021. While some good things did happen in 2020, for most employers, 2020 added layers of complexity to the role of human resources that could not have been anticipated this time last year. So what should we expect in 2021?
When Congress recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, it explicitly reversed the IRS’s earlier position that expenses paid with non-taxable forgiven PPP loan proceeds could not be deducted.
On October 27, we sent a client alert regarding the September 22 Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which prohibited certain diversity training programs for federal employees and contractors. On December 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the government from enforcing the Order.
On December 29, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued two guidance bulletins addressing compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vista Lyons and Nicole Herron contributed the article, “The Latest Dress-Code Compliance Issues For Employers” to Law360. The article focuses on the recent updated compliance manual on religious discrimination released by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced that it was extending the pilot program that expanded opportunities to voluntarily resolve charges through mediation through Sept. 30, 2021.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today held a remote meeting and approved the Final Rule Updating the Commission’s Conciliation Procedures, a formal opinion letter concerning Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements under the ADEA, and the Final Rule Amending the Commission’s Official Time Regulation for the Federal Sector.
The EEOC investigation determined that HHS’s “Late Career Practitioner Policy” discriminated against practitioners age 70 and older by requiring them to undergo age-related screenings and medical examinations, in violation of the ADEA and ADA.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) today forwarded to the Federal Register its Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM) on wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).