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IMMEDIATE UPDATE: Massachusetts Extends Deadlines for Paid Family Medical Leave Again!

APPLIES TO All Non-Government Employers with MA Employees EFFECTIVE June 13, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Governor Baker recently signed an emergency bill changing key deadlines for the Paid Family Medical Leave law (PFML). Specifically, employers were required to start withholding employee contributions for PFML on July 1st, and submit first quarter contributions […]

Does Your Organization Pass Muster? Check out the New Corporate Compliance Guidance from the DOJ

APPLIES TO All Private Employers EFFECTIVE May 1, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a document entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” providing guidance to federal prosecutors on how to evaluate a corporation’s compliance program “for purposes of determining the appropriate (1) form of any resolution […]

Which Way is the Wind Blowing on Independent Contractors Lately?

APPLIES TO All Employers with Independent Contractors EFFECTIVE April 29, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The question always seems to be – which way is the wind blowing on independent contractors lately? The answer depends on who is asking and in what state they work. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

Ninth Circuit: The Dynamex Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE May 2, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising, Inc., the Ninth Circuit stated that the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision applies retroactively. Specifically, Dynamex created the ABC test for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor for purposes of state […]

California: Employees Can Provide Implied Consent to Arbitration Agreements Over Their Own Objections

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE April 10, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Diaz v. Sohnen Enterprises, the California Court of Appeal stated that an agreement to arbitrate employment disputes was formed by implied consent following notice to the employee. There, the employer notified its employees that it was changing […]

Colorado: Limits on Job Applicants’ Criminal History Inquiries

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE September 1, 2019 and September 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Effective September 1, 2019 for employers with 11 or more employees, and effective September 1, 2021 for employers of all sizes, HB19-1025 prohibits employers from: Advertising that a person with a criminal history may […]

Colorado: Employers Can Face Potential Criminal Charges for Wage Violations

APPLIES TO All FLSA Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Employers who commit wage theft may be subject to increased penalties mandated in Colorado’s criminal theft statute, because HB19-1267 recently redefined “wage theft” as “criminal theft.” Specifically, willfully refusing to pay wages or falsely denying the amount […]

Colorado: Look for Local Minimum Wage Laws Enacted in 2020

APPLIES TO All Employers with CO Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 HB19-1210 allows up to 10% of Colorado’s local jurisdictions to enact local minimum wage rates for individuals performing work while physically within the locality’s jurisdiction, which rates cannot increase by more than$1.75 or 15% annually, whichever is higher. […]

Connecticut: New Guidance Clarifies Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements

APPLIES TO All Employers with CT Employees EFFECTIVE April 23, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) issued a Best Practices “Bluepaper” to help employers understand their role in accommodating employees impacted by pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.  The Bluepaper reiterates the standards set out by […]