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Hey Compliance Warriors! One of the most frequent questions we get at HelpDeskSuites.com is “Can Providers Release COVID-19 Test Results to Employers?” This is a complicated topic that needs to be FULLY understood. So, check out an explanation by attorney Laura Gerdes Long with Danna McKitrick, PC Attorneys at law. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! In this update, USCIS is providing examples of how DHS recommends you notate Form I-9 when remotely inspecting employment authorization and identity documents and then subsequently performing the required physical inspection once normal operations resume. Employers and workplaces that are operating remotely may follow the DHS news release that announced flexibility in […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! With school and summer activity schedules greatly altered as America continues to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued two Field Assistance Bulletins (FABs) today to clarify issues relevant to the pandemic’s effects on employees and the workplace. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced five new opinion letters that provide compliance assistance related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how to properly classify overtime-exempt employees in specific situations. Read on…

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On June 17, 2020, OSHA issued new guidance  (which may be found here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4045.pdf) for “non-essential businesses” as they plan for reopening and bringing employees back to work. The guidance is not comprehensive and is intended to supplement resources from other federal, state and local agencies, including, specifically, the White House’s Guidance for Opening up America Again (the […]

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In April, Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam signed a new bill banning covenants not to compete against “low-wage employees.” As of July 1, 2020, Virginia employers may not enter into, enforce, or threaten to enforce a covenant not to compete with any employee who earns less than $1,137 per week ($59,124 per year).  With this threshold, the […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an interactive online tool to help workers determine if they qualify for paid sick leave or extended family and medical leave to cover time away from work for reasons related to the coronavirus. Read On… The tool guides workers through a series of questions to […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor will host four webinars in June and July to discuss how the Department is helping workers and employers by reducing regulatory burdens and making it easier to understand and comply with the law. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for workers, employers, and state and local […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced another extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Read on…

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