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Hey Compliance Warriors! On December 21st, Congress passed the long-awaited Coronavirus Relief Bill. There are many pieces to this new package and here are some of the highlights. Read on…

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With the current roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine for mass distribution, legal specialist guessed that employers would be allowed to require their employees to get the vaccine subject to limited restrictions. The guess was largely based on the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission’s (EEOC) guidance in regard to the flu vaccine. The EEOC is a federal […]

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Recently, it seems that as a new COVID-19 vaccine has begun its slow distribution across the county (and the world), that some people have a glint of hope returning to their eyes.  Maybe it’s true, maybe our learned scientist, researchers, and modern technology can take a novel coronavirus and in less than a year create […]

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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! New Jersey just tightened COVID-19 health and safety standards. Read on… By Kurt Rose https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/new-jersey-sets-mandatory-covid-19-health-and-safety-standards Beginning November 5, 2020, all employers operating in New Jersey will be required to comply with a number of COVID-19-related mandatory health and safety standards.  With the signing of Executive Order 192 (EO192), Governor Phil Murphy consolidated a hodgepodge […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you been thinking about ways to prevent workplace violence? Many employers are facing more tense workplace relationships and concerns are growing that we need to be on the ready at all times more now than ever before.  Read on… By Russell A. Jones and Michelle M. Holmes https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/workplace-violence-prevention-strategies-time-political-and-social Tensions appear to […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Michigan has recently added 3 new laws to the books. Employers will want to understand the latest from the Governor’s office.  Read on… Via: Adam S. Forman & Eduardo J. Quiroga October has brought a weekly flurry of changes to Michigan’s COVID-19 legal landscape. [1] On Thursday October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer added to this recent […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Did you hear about the NY State taxation of out-of-state telecommuters? I wonder which other states will follow suit? Read on… Via:https://fkks.com/news/do-telecommuters-working-in-another-state-owe-new-york-state-income-taxes New York State recently issued new tax guidance for telecommuters providing answers to questions about the impact of COVID-19 on their New York State and New York City personal income tax liability. Among […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! As if you didn’t have enough to do, California has added a few more tasks to your list. Read on… Via: https://calemploymentlawupdate.proskauer.com Late last week, Gov. Newsom signed AB 685 into law which, among other things, adds section 6409.6 (“Section 6409.6”) to the Labor Code.  The new statute, which takes effect January 1, 2021, requires […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you been keeping up with California leave laws? I know it’s a lot. Here is a good update! Read on… Via: https://www.gtlaw ‘Regular’ Sick Leave Laws and Ordinances State of California (AB 1522) – text of the law, guidance and FAQs from the Labor Commissioner City of Berkeley – guidance from the City’s Housing and Community Services Department (including […]

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