Companies—and individuals—are in survival mode right now, facing difficult decisions amid COVID-19 restrictions. Companies are making moves to insulate their businesses from the pandemic’s effects. However, layoffs have already become unavoidable for some industries, while others are in full hiring mode.
Have you ever watched a movie and felt your heart racing or had to wipe tears from the corners of your eyes? Have you ever listened to your friend tell a joke and laughed out loud or gotten goose bumps from the recounting of a spooky coincidence?
As employers begin looking beyond the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and start thinking of bringing people back to work, they will be wise to realize the new virus means permanent changes related to their obligation to provide a safe workplace.
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic assistance to incentivize employers to […]
Has your organization considered offering employee loans as a benefit? Given the number of people in the United States who live paycheck to paycheck, there are a lot of employees out there who are one emergency away from needing financial assistance in some form.
A temporary rule issued April 1 provides answers to at least some questions employers have regarding relief offered through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—a measure that provides both paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finalized changes to its rules that are expected to make union representation efforts more difficult.
In light of the unusual state of current affairs employers are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will exercise discretion to defer the “in-person” requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) kicked off the new year by releasing two opinion letters providing guidance for dealing with issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
When onetime movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted of criminal sexual abuse and rape in February, the verdict was lauded as a new day for women, who once felt powerless at the hands of the powerful. And on March 11, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, as a result of the guilty verdict. […]