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OSHA Inspections and Penalties for Coronavirus-Related Violations on the Rise

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">OSHA Inspections and Penalties for Coronavirus-Related Violations on the Rise</span></strong></big>
Did you know that the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s health and safety standards apply to COVID-19? Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the...

Can Employers Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Can Employers Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?</span></strong></big>
Can employees be required to provide proof of vaccination? Can employers make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for employees? The EEOC has the answers.

Affordable Care Act Update: IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline and Good-Faith Relief from Penalties

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Affordable Care Act Update: IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline and Good-Faith Relief from Penalties</span></strong></big>
The IRS extended the deadline for Applicable Large Employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act's annual reporting requirements.

Amendment 2: Florida Voters Approve Ballot Initiative to Increase Minimum Wage

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Amendment 2: Florida Voters Approve Ballot Initiative to Increase Minimum Wage</span></strong></big>
Amendment 2 increases Florida’s minimum wage incrementally over a period of years until it reaches $15 per hour.

Ransomware Attacks Are Becoming More Common and More Expensive

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Ransomware Attacks Are Becoming More Common and More Expensive</span></strong></big>

How much ransom would you be willing to pay to regain access to critical business files and documents?

Trick-Or-Treating During COVID-19? CDC Releases Halloween Safety Tips

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Trick-Or-Treating During COVID-19? CDC Releases Halloween Safety Tips</span></strong></big>

Celebrating Halloween during COVID-19? The CDC offers helpful tips to make trick-or-treating safer.

Florida’s Minimum Wage is Increasing in 2021

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida’s Minimum Wage is Increasing in 2021</span></strong></big>

Florida’s 2021 minimum hourly wage has been calculated and it’s going up.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!</span></strong></big>

Data security breaches continue to pose a serious threat to small businesses nationwide.  National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect time to educate employees about cybersecurity.

Experts Are Predicting a Surge in Employment-Related COVID-19 Lawsuits

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Experts Are Predicting a Surge in Employment-Related COVID-19 Lawsuits</span></strong></big>

There is early evidence that employment-related COVID-19 claims are on the rise. Can you predict the types of employment-related COVID-19 claims that employers may be seeing in the near future?

Affordable Care Act: Will Your Group Health Plan be Affordable in 2021?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Affordable Care Act: Will Your Group Health Plan be Affordable in 2021?</span></strong></big>
The Affordable Care Act’s affordability threshold for employer-sponsored group health plans will increase in 2021. Will your group health plan still be affordable?

Condominium Governance: Navigating Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Condominium Governance: Navigating Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law</span></strong></big>
As of July 1, 2020, Florida’s new emotional support animal law makes it unlawful for condominium associations to discriminate in the provision of housing to a person with a disability or disability-related need for an emotional support animal.

COVID-19 Paid Leave: When Does the Small Business Exemption Apply?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">COVID-19 Paid Leave: When Does the Small Business Exemption Apply?</span></strong></big>

Employers with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s paid COVID-19 leave requirements. When does it apply?