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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Is Reviewing Overtime Rule

June 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

More workers should be eligible for overtime pay, said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, who testified recently that the wage level to qualify for overtime pay is “definitely” too low. Speaking during questioning before the House Education and Labor Committee, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Severance Plan That Doesn’t Require Ongoing Administration Is Not an ERISA Plan

June 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employer’s project completion bonus payable to employees is not an employee benefits plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) if the plan does not involve an ongoing administrative program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How to Do Payroll in Excel in 7 Steps + Free Template

June 14, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Doing payroll in Excel is best for businesses that need to pay 10 or fewer employees and operate in states without complex labor and tax laws. With our free payroll Excel template, you can save time and process payroll efficiently […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Plans Minimum Wage Hike for Contractors, Help for Tipped Workers

June 14, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its spring regulatory agenda on June 11, highlighting the government’s intent to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors. Other planned actions include rulemaking to address the economic security of tipped workers and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Arbitration Agreements Do Not Bar DOL Enforcement Action

June 9, 2021

Via: SHRM

Arbitration agreements signed by delivery drivers cannot bar a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enforcement action by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of the drivers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The DOL brought an […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Labor Shortage Draws Attention of U.S. Lawmakers

June 3, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

With millions of Americans still out of work and job openings at a record high, policy makers are dealing with an unexpected problem: How to coax people back into the labor force. Congressional lawmakers from both parties are considering incentives […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employers Take Note: EEOC Drops New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

May 28, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Readers will recall that in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC published a plethora of responses and updates to frequently asked COVID-19 questions. As the months went by, the pace of EEOC updates slowed, and many employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

CDC Guidance Fallout and Employment Legislation in Congress – Employment Law This Week

May 26, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: This week, we look at the fallout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) change in guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. CDC Guidance Causes Uncertainty In the wake of the CDC guidance removing masks […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Mexico’s Registry of Individuals or Legal Entities That Render Specialized Services or Execute Specialized Works

May 25, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On May 24, 2021, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social) (STPS) published guidance under the recently amended Mexican Labor Law in the Official Gazette of the Federation clarifying the outsourcing registration requirements for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

What’s the connection between legal recruiting, virtual piano parties and Zoom engagement?

May 21, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Dan Binstock, a legal recruiter and co-owner of Garrison & Sisson, a leading attorney search firm. Binstock is also the creator of the Virtual Piano Party. Ari Kaplan: Tell us about your background and the […]