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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced four new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the person […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on how a particular law applies in specific circumstances presented by the person […]

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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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Hey Compliance Warriors! Starting in January, USCIS will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action. LPRs file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when their […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and the 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the collections will open in 2021. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Employers are wanting to provide incentives to employees in order to get more folks on board with the COVID vaccine. But, can they really do this without a hitch? Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two new opinion letters that provide compliance assistance related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read on…

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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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Hey Compliance Warriors! On December 29th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-7  Electronic posting for purposes of the FLSA, FMLA, Section 14(c)of the FLSA, EPPA, SCA, and DBA.  Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   Read on…

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