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President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his COVID-19 Action Plan, requiring federal employees and potentially private sector workers to be vac… Read More
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PTO Policy May Trigger Additional Paid Leave Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA)

First, we deeply appreciate our service members and their families. Second, this update is to provide proactive guidance to employers based on recent… Read More
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COVID Vaccine Incentives

A recent Fisher Phillips survey indicated a majority of employers want their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, over eighty percent (80%)… Read More
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Medical Marijuana, Mask Mandates and More

Status of Federal Mask Mandate. On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated recommendations directing that fu… Read More
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February 2021 Updates in Labor and Employment Law

As should come as no surprise, the new administration has begun to dial back some Trump administration guidance and rules – including the clarificat… Read More
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New Rule Clarifies Standard for Independent Contractor v. Employee Status

On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a final rule clarifying the test and various factors used to determine whether… Read More
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COVID-19 STIMULUS ESSENTIALS FOR EMPLOYERS

On Sunday December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the second COVID-19 stimulus package into law. The over 5,000 page Act has a number of important p… Read More
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COVID-19 Vaccines at Work

On Monday December 14, 2020, the first American received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. While current access to the vaccine is limite… Read More
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U.S. DOL Issues Opinion Letters Regarding Compensation for Travel Time and Voluntary Training

Opinion Letter FLSA 2020-16: Travel Time Compensation for Non-Exempt Foremen and Laborers On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”… Read More
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Wage & Hour Updates

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Several Guidance Documents DOL Clarifies Paid Time Off Due to COVID-19 Related Child Summer Program Closures On June 2… Read More
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