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From making equal pay more of a reality to increasing minimum wage, pro-worker and pro-union labor policies, and more anti-discrimination protections, the new administration has stated support for many legislative and regulatory proposals that would completely change the employment and labor law landscape. With the victories in the Georgie Senate runoff elections (and the unified […]

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Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2021. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum […]

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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule (the Rule) on December 22, 2020, addressing tipped employees and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The Rule will become effective 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. The rule discusses two important areas: The Rule eliminates the confusing 80/20 Rule […]

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With the current roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine for mass distribution, legal specialist guessed that employers would be allowed to require their employees to get the vaccine subject to limited restrictions. The guess was largely based on the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission’s (EEOC) guidance in regard to the flu vaccine. The EEOC is a federal […]

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Recently, it seems that as a new COVID-19 vaccine has begun its slow distribution across the county (and the world), that some people have a glint of hope returning to their eyes.  Maybe it’s true, maybe our learned scientist, researchers, and modern technology can take a novel coronavirus and in less than a year create […]

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Day by day, we move closer to the initial term for a new President of the United States. While there are many thoughts and opinions about the change, we all know that the change is coming, and with a new President, comes a new administration.  Each presidential administration has the opportunity to have a tremendous […]

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Many of us are looking forward to 2020 coming to an end and jumping into the fresh start that 2021 promises.  However, while we wait patiently with thoughts of vaccines, handshakes, and sugarplums dancing in our heads, and with what could be in possibly the most celebrated New Years’ Eve in history around the corner, […]

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Part of the job of an HR professional is staying apprised of the ever-changing workplace landscape; that has never been truer (or more difficult) than it is in 2020. With widespread quarantines and travel restrictions, the employer/employee relationship is being tested in ways many of us never thought possible. However, amongst all the changes, one […]

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If things remain as they seem and Joe Biden becomes the next President of the United State, then that election change workplace laws. The Trump administration enacted business friendly employment policies that may take a turn now once Biden is in office. According to Biden’s statements, as part of his platform, Biden plans to instill […]

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A recent Lex Machina study found that the number of federal employment cases filed in the second and third quarter of 2020 was down. Overall, the filings this year have been lower when compared to the number of filings in 2018 and 2019.  Not surprisingly, harassment and discrimination cases showed the biggest decrease, by almost […]

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