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Human Resources

Hey Compliance Warriors! The DOL has made it official! Penalties for violations of employment law posting requirements have increased for 2021. Effective January 16th, 2021 the new maximum penalty/fine amounts are: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): $178                  29 CFR 825.300(a) Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! On February 11th, the CDC issued some new guidance regarding exposure to COVID-19. Read on…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The CDC has issued some new guidance regarding vaccinations and individuals who get vaccinated. These updates will affect your workplace. Read on…

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President Joe Biden has announced California Labor Secretary Julie Su for his nominee to serve in the number 2 position at the U.S. Labor Department.  A crucial position for a Department that President Biden has tasked with helping to repair the economy from the pandemic’s devastation while ensuring Americans can safely return to worksites.   […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Internal Revenue Service urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. Read on…

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Recently, labor laws (meaning laws that are traditionally viewed as applying to unions) have not impacted large swaths of the working world.  However, with the election of President Biden, that could change.  President Biden has been a long time supporter of organized labor, and that, coupled with control of both houses of the U.S. Congress […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! We have been waiting for the updated guidance that President Biden instructed OSHA to create before February 4th, 2021. WAIT NO MORE! The guidance is issued! https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Internal Revenue Service today posted updated FAQs about recent legislation that extended and amended tax relief to certain small- and mid-sized employers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FAQs are available at COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs.

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has ended the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, effective immediately. PAID, launched by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in 2018, allowed employers to self-report minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) without facing litigation, penalties or […]

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For the last several weeks we have been talking about steps the newly elected President Bident. Well, it turns out we were correct on several points. Almost immediately after President Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021, he signed 17 executive actions covering a broad spectrum of issues, including discrimination, racial justice, immigration, and environmental justice. […]

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