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Hey Compliance Warriors! New Jersey has finally released the new mandatory poster regarding employee misclassification. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Yesterday afternoon, the Senate voted YES on H.R.7010 – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. This means a lot of good news for employers who have been struggling to fulfill the requirements of the original PPP. Read on…

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In the recent decision of O’Shaughnessy v. Young Living Essential Oils, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was presented with a classic contract-law conundrum of an agreement contained in more than one document, which, in this case, related to the oft-cited, but rarely used, Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). In […]

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The Fifth Circuit recently examined the job duties required to qualify as a highly compensated employee under the FLSA.  Smith v. Ochsner Health Sys., No. 18-31264, — F.3d –, 2020 WL 1897186 (5th Cir. Apr. 17, 2020).  The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) exempts certain highly-compensated employees (“HCEs”) from the requirement that they receive overtime […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible with the use of […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! If your PPP loan wasn’t quite enough, or if you weren’t able to get to it because of the first-come-first-serve nature of it, then you can try an MSLP loan. They’re quite different from PPP loans so read the details carefully below. Read on… Article Via: hollandhart.com “The Board of Governors of […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to provide greater simplicity and flexibility to retail industry employers. Provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allow employers in retail and service industries to exempt certain employees paid primarily on a commission basis from overtime. Read on… Today’s rule withdraws […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Yesterday, Friday, May 15th, 2020, the SBA and U.S. Treasury released the highly anticipated PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The application and instructions total 11 pages and come with new instructions for the confusing FTE calculations and a 2-part application/worksheet combo. We were also told which documents must be submitted along with your worksheets […]

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On May 11, the IRS updated FAQs 64 and 65 and added new FAQ 79. Q&As 64 and 65 now state that employers can claim the ERC for qualified health care expenses regardless of whether the employee is paid qualified wages. The revised FAQs clarify this new interpretation with five examples in which qualified health care […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Virginia tried to do right by employees and give the minimum wage a boost. Along with some other legislation changes, now they’re seeing cases crop up because of the new laws. Read on…   Article Via: natlawreview.com “Is Virginia the new California?  That may be an exaggeration, but in April 2020 the […]

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