Entries by ManagEase

URGENT! COVID-19: EEOC Issues New Vaccine Guidance for Employers

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE December 16, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 With the first COVID-19 vaccines arriving, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finally issued guidance for employers on how to navigate the issue with employees. It added section “K – Vaccinations” to its “What You Should Know” publication to provide […]

URGENT! California: Emergency Cal/OSHA Standard Requires IMMEDIATE Employer Action

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE November 30, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On November 30, 2020, a COVID-19 emergency safety regulation went into effect for the next 180 days, which can be extended further. All employers of in-person workers must take immediate action to comply (excluding workplaces with one employee […]

COVID-19: CDC Updates Definition of Close Contact

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE October 21, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The CDC recently changed the definition of “close contact” for purposes of determining possible exposure to COVID-19 and contact tracing. “Close contact” now means “[s]omeone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes […]

DHS and DOL Narrow Pathway for H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas

APPLIES TO All Employers with H-1B Visa Employees EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The current administration recently issued two interim final rules (IFR) largely impacting H-1B nonimmigrant visas, making it more difficult for individuals to obtain them. Effective December 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) IFR revises certain definitions, […]

DOL Opines on Pay for Voluntary Training

APPLIES TO All Employers subject to FLSA EFFECTIVE November 3, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued opinion letters discussing employee pay for voluntary training and travel time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). FLSA2020-15 reviews when employers must pay for voluntary training, discussing different examples. […]

Second Circuit: H-1B Employer Wage Obligations Clarified

APPLIES TO All Employers with CT, NY, and VT Employees EFFECTIVE September 22, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Aleutian Capital Partners, LLC v. Scalia, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal stated that even though an employer of an H-1B visa employee paid more income than promised in the Labor Condition Application (LCA), […]

California: Computer Professionals and Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates for 2021 Increase

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA-Based Computer Professionals and Licensed Physician/Surgeons EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced the 2021 exemption rates for certain types of employees.  To qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements, employees in these professions must meet certain […]

California: New Guidance on Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 Outbreaks

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE October 16, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released additional guidance documents containing instructions on how employers should report outbreaks to local public health agencies.  The guidance documents supplement AB 685, a recent bill that implements COVID-19 reporting requirements […]

Colorado: Voters Approve Paid Family and Medical Leave

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE Upon Governor Declaration QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On November 3, 2020, Colorado voters approved Prop. 118 which permits employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave within a 12-month period. Qualifying reasons include: caring for their own serious health condition; […]