Monthly Archives: December 2020
  • FFCRA and CARES Act Employer Provisions Extended Under New Stimulus Bill

    On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 was signed into law providing trillions of dollars in pandemic funding and extending or modifying some provisions of previous pandemic relief bills including the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Below is a summary of the provisions affecting employers.

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  • Top 5 Tips for Conducting a Remote Investigation

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    Employers have had to change the way in which important business functions are executed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work practices.  This includes performing investigations remotely when necessary.  Remote investigations have their own unique challenges.

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  • The EEOC Issues Guidance on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized the Emergency Use of two COVID-19 vaccines.  Many employers view these vaccines as the key to safely bringing employees back to the workplace.  The EEOC recently issued guidance entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”.  The guidance strongly suggests that employers may implement mandatory vaccination policies prior to permitting employees to return to the workplace.

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  • Year-End Reminder of 2020’s FLSA Salary Threshold Increase

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    It is difficult to remember anything from 2020 other than the COVID-19 virus associated health and safety concerns, as well as the outpouring of COVID-19 related laws and policy changes.

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  • Minimum Wage Increases Set to Take Effect

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    Employers should remember that the minimum wage is scheduled to increase in several states effective January 1, 2021.  Employers should evaluate their current policies and practices to ensure that they remain in compliance not only with federal minimum wage laws, but also state and local laws.

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  • Governor Signs PTSD Law Benefitting Public Safety OfficersRead more


  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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