$15 Minimum Wage Rate Will Apply to New Federal Contracts

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice on Sept. 16 explaining new minimum wage rates for employees who perform work on or connected ...
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Long-haulers May Have ADA Protection

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated a technical assistance document to recognize that those suffering COVID-19 symptoms for long periods of time might have ...
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President’s Plan on Employer Vaccine Mandate

All employers with 100 or more employees would have to require that their workers be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly Covid-19 testing under a ...
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Temporary I-9 Remote Rule Extended

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to ...
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TX Sexual Harassment Protections Expanded

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed into law Senate Bill 45 and House Bill 21, effective Sept. 1, which expand liability for sexual harassment. The ...
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Work-Refusal Unemployment Claims Spike During Pandemic

Unemployment compensation claims from employees who refuse to return to work after being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic are on the rise. "Since the onset ...
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New OSHA Unvaccinated and At-Risk Persons Guidance

OSHA’s latest guidance recommends that fully vaccinated workers in areas of substantial or high community transmission wear masks in order to protect unvaccinated workers; recommends ...
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Labor Shortages – The Disconnect & Possible Solutions

By:  Roy Maurer The problem is clear: Employers are struggling to recruit workers despite high levels of unemployment. But the reasons for the hiring difficulty ...
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CA Background Checks

The California Court of Appeal has ruled that date of birth or a driver’s license number cannot be used to identify individuals in an electronic ...
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Florida Employment Laws for Small Business

Wondering what the minimum wage laws are in Florida? Are you required to give your employees breaks? What regulations do you need to follow when ...
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