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Archives for August 6, 2021
Registered and authorized patients of medical cannabis in Puerto Rico are considered a protected category for purposes of all employment laws under an amendment to the “Act to Manage the Study, Development and Investigation of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limitations” signed by Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi on July
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) extends tax credits available to covered employers who provide qualified sick and family leave wages (within the meaning of ARPA) to their employees between April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently updated its FAQs on the
With the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the state of California has started implementing new measures to try to combat the rise. On July 26, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order requiring covered healthcare facilities to verify the vaccination status of all workers and put
On June 9, 2021, the Louisiana State Legislature passed House Bill (HB) No. 707, a measure that prohibits discrimination in employment based on criminal history records and that provides criteria for employers making hiring decisions in conjunction with criminal history records. This development will likely be good news for formerly
An employer’s permanent cessation of contributions to a multiemployer pension plan can trigger withdrawal liability. This liability may reach affiliated trades or businesses with sufficient common ownership to be under “common control” with the employer. The affiliates would be jointly and severally liable for withdrawal liability incurred and unpaid by
While available vaccines have proven highly effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread — particularly among unvaccinated populations. In the face of flagging interest, officials across the U.S. have tried different approaches to increase vaccination rates. For example, officials launched incentive programs,
Business leaders have to focus on so many different areas to keep things running smoothly.
Melissa DeRosa, a fixture by Andrew Cuomo’s side for months during his coronavirus news conferences, resigned late Sunday
There are a lot of things newspaper trend pieces get wrong about millennials, but one thing they’ve gotten right is this: Millennials are choosing a different path than the generations before them.
We were adversaries, sometimes allies, but always with a healthy respect for each other.
My sympathies lie with managers and knowledge workers. They are hard working, devoted, and always expected to accomplish more with less.
Cybersecurity companies are prospering as businesses shift to cloud platforms, while recent ransomware attacks have highlighted a growing need for security.
Recent headlines regarding Bill Gates’ romantic overtures to women employed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are an important reminder that nonprofit boards are not immune to the risks posed by employee fraternization.
$15 an hour is suddenly the rule, not the exception, for U.S. workers. It’s a major shift from pre-pandemic norms