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As you are probably aware, due to the overwhelming political coverage, mailers, commercials, etc., election day is quickly approaching. However, even though early voting has already started in the Lone Star State, employees may still need ask for time off to vote. Employers that simply say “no” to their employees might be violating Texas law. […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! New York State’s new paid sick leave law (“NYSSL”) took effect on September 30, 2020, requiring employers to allow employees to begin accruing paid sick leave benefits immediately. But, when can they begin using the paid leave? Read on… Employees may use their accrued leave under the NYSSL starting January 1, 2021. In […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! This week, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year. Read on…

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In what is perhaps a first of its kind situation, an Amazon warehouse worker, identifying as male, filed an employment suit against the giant company after allegedly suffering discrimination when he announced to his boss that he is pregnant. The plaintiff, whose suit was removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New […]

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On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) unveiled its long-awaited proposed independent contractor rule. The new rule sets forth a new standard for determining whether a worker can be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The proposed rule will make […]

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Earlier this year (as you know), thousands of businesses were forced to shut down after mandatory lockdowns were imposed across the county. Expectedly, many of those businesses carried insurance – namely, business interruption insurance. After the lockdowns began, those businesses began submitting claims to their insurance providers for compensation to account for the income that […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule offering clarity to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor.

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On September 8, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance stating that businesses will not be required to automatically allow remote work as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as the threat of COVID-19 dissipates. You may see the guidance here: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws. This guidance applies to those employers covered […]

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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…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Read on…

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