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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees?
On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance that allows for employer-mandated vaccines. According to the EEOC, employers may implement a mandatory vaccination policy because vaccines are not “medical examinations” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – but a third-party administrator sho...
DOL Revises Regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Effective September 16, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the release of revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revised regulations came after a New York court decision invalidated several parts of the FFCRA’s rules. The new, updated regulations did not change too much for non-healthcare em...
Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave
On Friday (March 20), the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-rel...
New Overtime Rule: Exempt Threshold To Increase from $23,660 to $35,568 January 1, 2020
WHAT HAPPENED? This Tuesday (September 24, 2019), the Department of Labor announced the following changes to the FLSA’s white-collar overtime exemptions, to become effective January 1, 2020: The minimum salary threshold for exempt status will be $684 per week, annualized to $35,568 per year. The highly compensated employee exemption’s total...
Have an Employee with a Contagious Disease? 4 Things to Know
If you have a small business, you already have a million things to lie awake worrying about. Get ready for another: infectious and contagious diseases are on the rise.  It has been reported that the Florida Department of Health has confirmed over 1,100 Hepatitis A (HEP A) cases in 2019 so far.  According to the......
EEOC Issues Final Guidance to Employers on Retaliation and Interference
#HR and #floridacontractors, be aware that on August 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final Enforcement Guidance on retaliation and related issues.  Federal EEO laws prohibit employers from punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights under the discrimination and harassment laws.  Assert...
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