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Hey Compliance Warriors! Employers who are filing Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return and claiming an employer tax credit should read the instructions carefully and take their time when completing the form to avoid mistakes. Read on… Issue Number: COVID Tax Tip 2020-157 Using a reputable tax preparer including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals can […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! They’re locking down turkey day in Michigan this year. Read on… By Jaclyn R. Giffen and Dena Shuayto Nehme https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/michigan-locks-down-advance-thanksgiving-holiday Michigan is experiencing “an exponential growth” in COVID-19 cases, with daily new cases reaching over 6,000 (three times more than last spring) and more than 3,000 Michiganders currently hospitalized. To combat the […]

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A recent Lex Machina study found that the number of federal employment cases filed in the second and third quarter of 2020 was down. Overall, the filings this year have been lower when compared to the number of filings in 2018 and 2019.  Not surprisingly, harassment and discrimination cases showed the biggest decrease, by almost […]

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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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Hey Compliance Warriors! When is a confirmed COVID-19 case in your workplace recordable under OSHA regs? Read on…   Via: https://www.velaw.com/insights/its-hard-to-be-positive-when-is-a-confirmed-case-confirmed-under-oshas-covid-19-reporting-standards/ As employers re-open workplaces, the use of rapid COVID-19 testing has proliferated. But if an employer learns of a positive result, is it required to report that result on its workplace injury logs? The […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you heard about the big step Michigan has taken to require training and recordkeeping for COVID-19 issues?  Read on… Via: https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/michigan-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-adopts-covid-19 In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the law that served as the basis for Governor Whitmer’s emergency COVID-19 orders since April 30, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety […]

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