Can Employers Require Employees to Get Vaccinated? 

Lesley BrunoBlog, Compliance / Regulations, Health Care, HR Management, HR Topics, Human Capital Management0 Comments

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and if you are a business owner or manager, you should begin to think about how you will approach the vaccine in your workplace.  In mid-December, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance to include what you may and may not do as an employer in terms of requiring or encouraging employees to … Read More

HR Planning for the New Year: Navigating Positive Cases, Quarantines, Mask Mandates, and Vaccine Roll-Outs

Isabelle TobeBlog, Compliance / Regulations, HR Management, HR Topics0 Comments

This year, HR pros around the globe have been running at full speed trying to keep up with the compounding challenges brought on by the pandemic. And, while “planning ahead” may seem impossible these days, we can offer some blueprints for navigating the current and potential COVID challenges we see coming our way in 2021. In preparation for the winter … Read More

Back-to-School: FAQs Regarding Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Isabelle TobeBlog, Compliance / Regulations, HR Management, HR Topics0 Comments

If you have employees who are parents or guardians of school-aged children, you’re probably facing an abundance of new questions now that the school year has begun. Here are some helpful answers to the top questions regarding leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): My employee’s child’s school is operating on an alternate day (or other hybrid-attendance) basis. The … Read More

DOL Adopts New Unpaid Intern Test

Andy LiguoriBlog, Compliance / Regulations0 Comments

Last Friday the Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a new test for unpaid interns. Employers should use this test—called the primary beneficiary test—when determining if a worker can be properly classified as an unpaid intern or if they need to be classified as an employee and paid minimum wage and overtime. The test adopted by the DOL has already been in … Read More

Department of Labor clarifies Marketplace / COBRA eligibility

Robbie MossBenefits Administration, Blog, Compliance / Regulations

In a release from the Obama administration, announces were made to assist in the interpretation of worker eligibility for COBRA if they are participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Below is a copy of that release. The Obama administration today announced updates to model notices informing workers of their eligibility to continue health-care coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation … Read More