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Hey Compliance Warriors! On November 19th, the Cal/OSHA folks approved a new COVID-19 notice and reporting requirement for 2021. Read on… Via https://ogletree.com/insights/california-passes-emergency-workplace-covid-19-regulation/ On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted and approved an emergency COVID-19 regulation governing employers and workplaces. With more than 500 people virtually attending the monthly Standards Board […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! On November 16th, the CDC updated its guidance for essential critical infrastructure employees. Read on… Summary of Changes Below are changes as of November 16, 2020 Public health recommendations have been updated to accommodate new scientific evidence, evolving epidemiology, and the need to simplify the assessment of risk. Updated recommendations are based on: […]

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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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Hey Compliance Warriors! What’s the IRS been up to this month? Read on… Nov. 21 deadline nears to register online for Economic Impact Payment; Some people can claim special credit next tax filing season IR-2020-257, November 17, 2020 — The IRS today reminded anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return that they have until […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The EEOC has said it’s time to update the enforcement guidance regarding religious discrimination. Would you like to put in your 2 cents? Read on… Document Clarifies Protections for Employers and Employees Under the Law WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced today that it is seeking public input […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.  Read on… This temporary guidance was set to expire November 19. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Will you vaccinate? Will you require employees to vaccinate? Can you? Read on…  By Patricia Anderson Pryor, Francis P. Alvarez, Katharine C. Weber & Tara K. Burke As we enter flu season (in the midst of a national spike in COVID-19 cases), and it now appears that a COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon, employers are […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! What’s happening next year? Read on… By Heather St. Clair and Bruce Sarchet As employers continue to grapple with the ever-changing legal landscape of COVID-era regulations, 2021 will bring changes to the traditional realm of employment law in dozens of jurisdictions.  Compared to prior years, there are significantly fewer new laws and […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Employers who are filing Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return and claiming an employer tax credit should read the instructions carefully and take their time when completing the form to avoid mistakes. Read on… Issue Number: COVID Tax Tip 2020-157 Using a reputable tax preparer including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals can […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Colorado DOL has issued its final equal pay transparency rule. Read on… By Josh Kirkpatrick and Jennifer Harpole On November 10, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued its final Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules implementing Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which goes into effect January 1, 2021.  The […]

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