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► Tips for Correctly Paying People Who Work from Home

May 27, 2021

It’s hard to believe many of us have been working from home because of the COVID-19 outbreak for more than a year. In addition, many teleworkers have been operating on flexible schedules. The consistent question for employers is: How do we pay nonexempt employees working flexible schedules ...

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► Student Loan Assistance Boosted by Recent Legislation

May 25, 2021

The first 3 months of 2021 have been packed with major nationwide events, including signifi-cant news surrounding management of the $1.7 trillion in student loans. With all that’s going on, we’ve been following legislation from the new administration, a new Congress, a COVID relief ...

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► DOL's Rule Delay is Good News for Employers of Foreign Workers

May 21, 2021

The Biden administration announcement of a delay in a rule affecting pay for foreign workers means employers won’t have to quickly adjust to significantly higher pre-vailing wages for certain foreign employees. On May 13, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an 18-month delay in ...

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► Congress again mulling pregnancy accommodation bill

May 19, 2021

The newest version of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is heading for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, where it passed with ease in 2020 but didn’t make it into law. The bill, which would ease the way for pregnant workers seeking accommodations such as light duty and time ...

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► 'Easy' Part of Tip Rule Takes Effect, Other Provisions Delayed

May 17, 2021

Portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2020 tipped worker rule took effect on April 30, but the Biden administration intends to delay the effective date and continue studying other parts of the rule, which was a product of the previous administration. The provisions of the rule ...

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► Employers Warned Not to Overreact to CDC's Latest Mask Guidance

May 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Pre-vention’s (CDC) announcement that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can shed their masks in many settings, including indoors, no doubt came as welcome news to mask-weary workers, but employers are warned not to relax rules too quickly. For ...

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► Justifying Independent Contractor Status Just Got Tougher

May 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to withdraw the independent con-tractor rule developed during the previous administration means businesses looking forward to an easier justification of contractor status need to think again. The DOL’s withdrawal of the rule became ...

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► Pre- and Postshift Work Ignites Fire for Sprinkler Company

April 27, 2021

When employees work on client jobsites or at remote locations, it may be tempting to pay them based on their scheduled hours instead of tracking their specific hours worked. But if they perform work before or after their scheduled shifts, which includes tasks such as loading and unloading tools, ...

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► The Evolution of Cybersecurity and Growing Threats

April 22, 2021

World Backup Day (March 31, 2021) is a day dedicated to protecting your vital information by backing up all critical files, and locking them away from scam artists and hackers. That has never been more important than it is now. Last year, we saw cybercriminals seizing a massive business ...

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► Review of Pay Practices Advised Regardless of PFA's Fate

April 20, 2021

Although the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) has passed the U.S. House, its fate in the Senate is doubtful. But employers are being advised to examine their pay practices anyway. The PFA passed the House on a 217-210 vote on April 15, with one Republican joining the Democratic majority in ...

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