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COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs

COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs On July 2, 2020, OSHA published Frequently Asked Questions[1] on COVID-19 topics.  OSHA updated previous guidance and incorporated guidance from other federal agencies.  The FAQs provide links to employment-related resources involving workplace safety and health topics, including COVID-19 issues. ...

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COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace

  COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), Employers must take precautions to protect employees (and customers) from COVID-19.  The EEOC...

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The Civil Rights Act:  Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Today That Under Federal Law Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Homosexual or Transgender Employees

The Civil Rights Act:  Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Today That Under Federal Law Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Homosexual or Transgender Employees   The United States Supreme Court ruled today that under Federal Law employers cannot discriminate against an individual based on that employee’s sex.  The Court interpreted the 1964 Civil...

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Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers

Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers Employers typically have to pay non-exempt employees overtime at one and a half times an employee’s regular rate of pay; however, some states allow employers to use the fluctuating workweek method and pay overtime at only one-half of an employee’s regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in...

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COVID 19: Testing Employees and “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask – No Service” Policies.

COVID 19: Testing Employees and “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask – No Service” Policies.  Employers are obligated to keep their employee safe under OSHA and other laws and regulations.  Many employers are questioning what precautions and measures they can take without running afoul of the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act,...

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Workers Comp Payroll Reporting Reprieve

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (“WCIRB”) recently proposed the following employer reporting changes: Allow the assignment of Classification 8810, Clerical Office Employees, while the California stay-at-home order is in place and for thirty days thereafter, for employees whose reassigned job duties meet the definition of Clerical Office Employees and...

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Deadline for Employers to Use New I-9

  Deadline for Employers to Use New I-9 The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a new I-9 Form for employment eligibility verification. Employers must use this form starting no later than May 1, 2020 for all new employees and reverifications. Stop using prior versions of the form (i.e. Form...

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