Risk Briefs

Families First Coronavirus Response Act UPDATE: DOL Announces Effective Date of Paid Leave Laws and Releases Employee Notice Poster

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Families First Coronavirus Response Act UPDATE: DOL Announces Effective Date of Paid Leave Laws and Releases Employee Notice Poster</span></strong></big>

The Department of Labor releases much-needed guidance to help employers better understand the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) paid sick leave laws.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Insurance Matters

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Insurance Matters</span></strong></big>

Does business insurance cover COVID-19 claims?

Managing Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Managing Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace</span></strong></big>
As concerns over coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, employers are encouraged to take steps to help prevent workplace exposures to this infectious respiratory illness.

FLSA Update: Department of Labor Revises Joint Employment Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">FLSA Update: Department of Labor Revises Joint Employment Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act</span></strong></big>

The Department of Labor’s updated joint employment regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act are in effect as of March 16, 2020.

Legislative Update: Florida Considering Criminal Penalties for Condominium Election Fraud

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Legislative Update: Florida Considering Criminal Penalties for Condominium Election Fraud</span></strong></big>
The Florida Legislature is looking to combat condominium election and voting fraud during the 2020 Regular Legislative Session.

FLSA Update: New Regulations Clarify Wage & Hour Calculation for Perks and Benefits

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">FLSA Update: New Regulations Clarify Wage & Hour Calculation for Perks and Benefits</span></strong></big>

Do perks and benefits need to be included in an employee’s “regular rate” under the Fair Labor Standards Act? Which ones can be excluded?

 

Supreme Court Considering Whether Title VII Prohibits LGBT Harassment and Discrimination

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Supreme Court Considering Whether Title VII Prohibits LGBT Harassment and Discrimination</span></strong></big>
Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, transgender status or sex stereotyping?

Affordable Care Act: IRS Extends 2019 Reporting and Filing Deadline

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Affordable Care Act: IRS Extends 2019 Reporting and Filing Deadline</span></strong></big>
IRS gives large employers extra time to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s annual information-reporting requirements.

FLSA Update: New White-Collar Exemption Rules Permit “Catch-Up” Payment to Satisfy Minimum Salary Requirement

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">FLSA Update: New White-Collar Exemption Rules Permit “Catch-Up” Payment to Satisfy Minimum Salary Requirement</span></strong></big>

Employers given a last chance to satisfy the increased minimum salary requirements under the FLSA’s new white-collar overtime exemption regulations.

FLSA Update: Minimum Salary for Exempt White-Collar Employees Increasing in 2020

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">FLSA Update: Minimum Salary for Exempt White-Collar Employees Increasing in 2020</span></strong></big>

Without corrective action, an estimated 1.3 million white-collar employees will lose their FLSA-exempt status January 1, 2020.

Florida’s Minimum Wage Going Up In 2020

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida’s Minimum Wage Going Up In 2020</span></strong></big>

Do you know what Florida’s minimum hourly wage will be in 2020?

Do Your Employees Know that EEO is the Law?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Do Your Employees Know that <em>EEO is the Law</em>?</span></strong></big>

Do your employees know their rights under Title VII and other federal equal employment opportunity laws? As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure they do.