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Who’s the Boss? U.S. DOL Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

USA - January 7 2021 Employers often ask, “Can this worker be an independent contractor?” The answer is often unclear due to the different tests for employee versus…

Hanna Andersson and Salesforce Receive Preliminary Approval for Settlement of CCPA-Based Class Action Litigation

USA - January 6 2021 In 2019, Hanna Andersson, a children’s apparel store, suffered a data breach while using a Salesforce e-commerce platform. As a result of the breach…

Tell Me Again — Do We Have to Give FFCRA Leave in 2021?

USA - January 5 2021 2020 is in the rearview mirror. Whew! Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not gone and certainly not forgotten. The latest hot topic has been what to do with…

Good Riddance, 2020! Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya’ On the Way Out…

USA - December 28 2020 It was a mess of times. It was the masked of times. We all probably agree that 2020 presented unexpected and unwanted challenges to employers. It…

What to Do Before OSHA Comes Knocking with a COVID-19 Inspection

USA - December 22 2020 Earlier this year, OSHA issued Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, an educational reference designed to advise employers in all industries…

‘Tis the Season — Year-End Reminder of 2020’s FLSA Salary Threshold Increase and What You May Need to Check Now

USA - December 17 2020 Remember last January and the salary threshold change the Department of Labor rolled out for salaried exempt and highly compensated employees under…

I’m So Confused! Just How Long Does Your COVID-19-Exposed Employee Have to Quarantine?

USA - December 9 2020 Just when you thought you had the rules down for when and how long an employee has to quarantine, the CDC changes the rules. Or has it? In its…

EEOC Explore: The EEOC’s New Data Tool — What Does It Mean for Employers?

USA - December 3 2020 The EEOC is trying to make it easier to get information about employment trends and has launched EEOC Explore, “an interactive data query and mapping…

Happy Thanksgiving! 7 Things for Which We Are Thankful - 2020 Edition

USA - November 24 2020 Many of us are understandably anxious to put the year 2020 behind us and move onward and upward! But before we all sit down at the table and fill our…

Voters Legalize Marijuana, Employers Ask Questions

USA - November 19 2020 Earlier this month, voters in five states took to the ballot box and legalized some form of marijuana use. Polls show that two-thirds of Americans…