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Arizona Responds to Spike in Fraudulent Unemployment Claims With Advice for Employers (US)

USA - February 19 2021 Like many states, Arizona has been a recent target in the wave of nationwide fraudulent unemployment claims. When the CARES Act passed in the spring…

Arizona Expands State Law Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers (US)

USA - February 8 2021 Arizona employers are now expressly prohibited by state law from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth. On January…

Biden-Led Department Of Labor Pulls The Plug On Voluntary Wage And Hour Compliance Program (US)

USA - February 1 2021 In early 2018, we reported [see here and here] that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had launched a pilot program to encourage employers to…

President Biden Signs Executive Order Extending Workplace Protections Against COVID-19 (US)

USA - January 25 2021 One of President Biden’s first acts in office was to sign an Executive Order (EO) on January 21, 2021 aimed at increasing the safety and health of U.S…

Stimulus Bill Extends Tax Credits for Paid Coronavirus Leave, But Not FFCRA Paid Leave Framework Itself (US)

USA - December 22 2020 On Monday, December 21, Congress unveiled the nearly 5,600-page text of the latest COVID-19 relief package. If signed into law by the President, the…