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by Roy Maurer on January 24, 2021 at 1:27 am
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided guidance from the Wage and Hour Division on complying with its notice and posting requirements when employees are working remotely.
by Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP on January 22, 2021 at 10:54 pm
In the last days of President Donald Trump’s administration, the U.S. Department of Labor released several opinion letters on federal wage and hour laws, addressing rules for tipped workers, independent contractors and employees who are exempt from […]
by Allen Smith, J.D. on January 22, 2021 at 10:06 pm
Furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some workers losing eligibility to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off. But these employees may be protected by other laws.
by Allen Smith, J.D. on January 22, 2021 at 9:43 pm
Employers can learn key lessons from the self-imposed and regional lockdowns in 2020, whether that’s the success of remote work for many employees, the challenges others find with teleworking and who is an essential worker who is not eligible for […]
by Andrew Deichler on January 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm
With the COVID-19 pandemic poised to continue deep into 2021, the next generation of professionals faces substantial challenges when entering the workforce. But their unique perspective may also give them an advantage.
by Allen Smith, J.D. on January 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm
President Joe Biden issued an executive order Jan. 21 calling for increased protection of the safety and health of workers from COVID-19. The order requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to consider whether any emergency […]
by Stephen Miller, CEBS on January 22, 2021 at 5:07 pm
The Biden administration is reviewing Trump administration final regulations with an eye toward replacing many rules that address employer-sponsored health and retirement plans, and has frozen all proposed regulations pending their review.
by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP on January 22, 2021 at 11:22 am
Can employers require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? How can companies that offer health insurance manage requests from employees’ spouses for coverage? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each […]
by Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP on January 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm
On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, his chief of staff asked all federal agencies to freeze proposed regulations and those with pending effective dates—which includes several workplace rules.
by Catherine Skrzypinski on January 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised issues among Canadian businesses about work travel, employment law experts say, forcing companies to re-evaluate their travel policies.