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Federal Employment Law Update for Early 2021

Thu May 6, 2021 Business

While there have been many changes and proposed changes to federal employment laws in the first five months of 2021, here are six which all business owners should know.     DOL withdraws Trump-era rule that made it easier to classify gig economy workers as independent contractors instead of employees. On […]

New FFCRA Extension and Expansion Goes Into Effect

Tue April 6, 2021 Business

The mandatory paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020 and was previously extended through March 31, 2021 for those employers who voluntarily chose to provide paid leave benefits to their employees for reasons related to COVID-19. The cost of all qualifying […]

Employers Can Extend FFCRA Leave Through March 31 and Earn Tax Credit

Thu February 18, 2021 Business

The mandatory paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, but employers may voluntarily choose to provide paid leave benefits to their employees through March 31, 2021. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, was signed into law, providing for […]

EEOC Says Employers Can Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine

Mon December 28, 2020 Business

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance and said employers will generally not run afoul of employment laws by requiring employees to obtain vaccination. However, the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations may raise questions about the applicability of various equal employment opportunity laws, and employers […]

Florida Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Sun November 8, 2020 Business

         Florida voters recently approved Amendment 2 which raises the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. A 60 percent supermajority was required for approval, and the amendment barely squeaked by with just 61 percent of the vote. As a result, effective September 30, 2021, Florida minimum wage will rise […]