After being cooped up for nearly a year because of COVID-19, many employees may be looking to take spring break getaways in the coming months. As is the case with most issues involving the pandemic, however, the travel opportunity creates several employment law concerns and considerations for employers to navigate.
From regulations designed to significantly alter the H-1B program to travel and visa bans, the immigration landscape has changed at a fast and furious pace over the last 4 years. Many legal practitioners expect more of the same during the Biden administration.
On October 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo amended Executive Order (EO) 205, a March “travel advisory” that required New York residents and others returning from one or more of the states on the high-risk or “hot” COVID-19 list to quarantine for 14 days.
One of the most fundamental elements of a manager’s job is maximizing the return—in the form of work output—from the portion of the company’s investment he or she is assigned to manage. This means that striving for efficiency and doing more with less are essential to a manager’s skill set. One of the best ways […]
Change can be difficult to manage, even when it’s carefully planned out. There are so many stakeholders in both large and small organizations that it can be difficult for HR departments to keep incentives aligned while making major changes to the business.
In recent years, there has been an increase in remote working, which, in turn, has created a rise in shorter employee vacations. In the past, employees often opted for extended weeks of vacation time so they could get away from the office and spend some much-needed time at home.
Helping new parents return to the workforce can be a great benefit to employers and employees alike. Making the transition easier can enable more parents to continue working if they choose after expanding their family, benefiting everyone. This can also reduce an employer’s turnover costs and minimize workplace disruption.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its special per diem rates for the transportation industry, incidental expenses and the “high-low” substantiation method. These rates, announced September 26 in Notice 2018-77, apply to allowances paid to employees on or after October 1 for travel on or after that date.
There are many factors that influence employee satisfaction. Obviously, one of the first to come to mind is compensation. Whether it’s a salary or bonus, you’d be hard-pressed to find an employee who wouldn’t like a little extra in his or her paycheck.
As we previously reported, last week the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first Opinion Letters in 9 years. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this […]