An Executive Order to Provide Assistance to Employees During Pandemic

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Orders that extended assistance to many Americans impacted by the Coronavirus. President Trump directed the Treasury Department to allow deferral of the 6.2% Social Security tax on wages for employees making less than $104,000 a year. That suspension would last from September 1 through December 31,…

Are They Independent Contractors or Employees?

Are They Independent Contractors or Employees? Not clearly understanding the difference can be an expensive mistake.  The IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) are conducting more audits than ever before on a variety of classification issues.   Are you familiar with the rules each agency uses to determine independent contractor status? After this session, you…

A Refresher Course on Mandated Leaves Under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)

A Refresher Course on Mandated Leaves Under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Do you remember the rules for FFCRA emergency leaves for sick and childcare? The Department of Labor is now assessing penalties for employers who do not comply. Need a refresher class on this law that impacts every employer with fewer than…

Litigation Against Employers During COVID-19

Litigation Against Employers During COVID-19 Since early 2020, the long list of COVID-19 related issues that employers have been required to navigate a complex web of new and existing laws and regulations implicated by the pandemic. On top of this, companies are now faced with a growing list of COVID-19–related employment litigation. After watching this…

Celebrate the month of “Independence.” Hire a Veteran!

::Hire a Veteran!:: Unemployment among U.S. military veterans, particularly those of the post 9/11 era, peaked in 2011 and has declined steadily as a result of aggressive private sector initiatives. With about 200,000 service members transitioning into the workforce annually, employers have a truly exceptional talent pool to draw from when recruiting. Numerous studies have…