Risk Briefs

Florida minimum wage increasing by $1 on September 30th

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida minimum wage increasing by $1 on September 30th</span></strong></big>
In case you forgot, Florida’s minimum wage is increasing by $1 at the end of the month. On September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $11 per hour.

What can employers do to help employees with surging inflation?

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">What can employers do to help employees with surging inflation?</span></strong></big>
Inflation. Inflation. Inflation. That seems to be what everyone is talking about these days, and with good reason. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the year-over-year consumer price index jumped 9.1 percent in June 2022.

New EEOC guidance limits employers’ ability to test employees for COVID-19

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">New EEOC guidance limits employers’ ability to test employees for COVID-19</span></strong></big>
New guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may limit an employer’s ability to test employees for COVID-19 going forward.

Risk of workplace injuries higher among first-year employees

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Risk of workplace injuries higher among first-year employees</span></strong></big>
Did you know that the risk of workplace injuries is higher among first-year employees? A recent analysis of workers’ compensation claims by Travelers revealed that an employee’s first year on the job is often the most dangerous.

DHS proposes Form I-9 overhaul and extends pandemic-related compliance flexibilities

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">DHS proposes Form I-9 overhaul and extends pandemic-related compliance flexibilities</span></strong></big>
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing an overhaul of its Employment Eligibility Verification form a/k/a Form I-9.

Florida Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities</span></strong></big>
On February 24, 2022, Florida's Department of Health made significant changes to its COVID-19 guidance for child care facilities.

EEOC Enforcement Activity Increasing, Approaching Pre-Pandemic Levels

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">EEOC Enforcement Activity Increasing, Approaching Pre-Pandemic Levels</span></strong></big>
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement capabilities are returning to pre-pandemic levels

EEOC Updates COVID Guidance to Address Pandemic-Related Workplace Retaliation

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">EEOC Updates COVID Guidance to Address Pandemic-Related Workplace Retaliation</span></strong></big>
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance to address retaliation in pandemic-related employment situations.

Florida’s New $10 Minimum Wage Poster

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Florida’s New $10 Minimum Wage Poster</span></strong></big>
Florida’s new $10 minimum wage poster is now available! On September 30, 2021, Florida’s minimum wage will be $10 per hour. Employers must update their Florida minimum wage posters to reflect the new minimum wage.

The Case for Employment Practices Liability Insurance

<big><strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">The Case for Employment Practices Liability Insurance</span></strong></big>
The case for employment practices liability insurance has never been stronger. COVID-19, #MeToo, gig workers, remote workers, medical marijuana, CDC guidance, quarantines, vaccines, Zoom meetings.... Yet, far too many businesses go without EPLI. Sure, they have their reasons, but most of them are actually myths.