E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states.
Deep roots with agribusiness clients leads law firm out west
As we have all witnessed, the COVID-19 situation remains incredibly fluid and presents unique challenges to the construction industry, which is an essential business in the Carolinas.
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a new test to determine whether workers are independent contractors or employees under federal law. For the first time, the DOL’s independent contractor test is stated in a federal regulation so that employers, workers, the DOL, and courts alike can rely on the same test. The big question is whether the Biden administration will prevent the new rule from going into effect as scheduled on March 8, 2021.
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?
The Nexsen Pruet law firm has elevated eight attorneys to Members of the growing legal team. They are corporate attorneys, litigators, and employment and labor lawyers who represent businesses and professionals working in industries across the Carolinas including construction, manufacturing and banking.
The Internet is ablaze with news of the recently passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (Supplemental Act), which is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Read on for how the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) changes in light of the Supplemental Act, as well as details about additional funding that is now available.
As 2020 comes to an end and we seek to close the books on what can only be described as an unprecedented, exhausting year, many employers are wondering what happens to the COVID-19-related benefits provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act and Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”), some of which have either already expired or are due to sunset on December 31st.
During the current pandemic, employers are constantly balancing business goals, safety needs and employment laws. Now that vaccines are becoming available, employers are evaluating whether to require vaccination of employees. From an employment-law perspective, there are multiple considerations, as summarized in one of our recent updates [Can, and Should, Employers Require that Employees be Vaccinated for Covid-19?]. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published additional guidance to employers about how to respond when an employee objects to being vaccinated based upon the employee’s disability or religion.
On December 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found that a former employee did not meet the definition of a “qualified individual” to afford protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because of her failure to comply with a valid safety requirement for her position.
David Dubberly, head of the firm’s employment and labor law practice group, spoke to Columbia’s WIS-10 for their segment “VACCINE FAQ: Can your boss require you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Thank you to everyone who participated in Nexsen Pruet’s 2020 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam. We hope the exam was challenging and informative. You will find the answers below each questions.
The piece details the challenges employers will face in the coming months as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, with Dubberly discussing if and how employers can require their employees to get the vaccine.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to authorize two COVID-19 vaccines for use, employers are asking if they can, and should, require that employees be vaccinated.
As we come to the end of what will go down as a crazy year for HR professionals, it’s time to take a break and have some fun with Nexsen Pruet’s annual employment and labor law final exam. How well do you know employment and labor law? Can your knowledge win you a fabulous prize? Take the exam and find out!