The Employer

  • 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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  • 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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  • Top 5 COVID-19 Mistakes for Employers to Avoid

    By: Carl Habekost
    The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a windstorm of legislation and regulatory enforcement measures.  The COVID-19 laws, regulations, and recommendations seem to change daily, thereby presenting a legal minefield for employers to negotiate.

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  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Trials Likely to Resume in 2021Read more


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

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