Entries by ManagEase

Supreme Court Says DACA Stays – For Now

APPLIES TO All Employers of DACA Recipients EFFECTIVE June 18, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Dept. of Homeland Security v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal., the U.S. Supreme Court recent ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was improperly ended by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS). […]

COVID-19: EEOC Updates Guidance on ADA and Other EEO Laws

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE June 11 and 17, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continuously updates its “What You Should Know” guidance related to COVID-19. It recently provided updates on June 11th and 17th. Here are some of the key takeaways: Employers may only use viral testing […]

PPP Extensions Provide Relief for Borrowers

APPLIES TO All Employers with PPP Loans EFFECTIVE June 5, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 HR 7010 recently extended certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020. Borrowers can spend up to 40% (formerly 25%) on qualified non-payroll costs, such as rent and utilities costs. The time for borrowers […]

U.S. DOL Clarifies Overtime Exemption for Commissioned Employees

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE May 19, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), commission-paid employees may be exempt from overtime pay if they meet certain conditions, including a compensation test, regular rate test, and if the employer is a qualified “establishment.”  As of May 19, 2020, the […]

IRS Relaxes Restrictions on Making Mid-Year Health Coverage Changes

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE May 12, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Under normal circumstances, employees are typically only able to elect health coverage during open enrollment each plan year, unless the employee experiences qualifying life events.  On May 12, 2020, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2020-29, which suspends the federal rule limiting […]

California: CCPA Final Regulations Pending

APPLIES TO All For-Profit Employers with CA Employees subject to the CCPA EFFECTIVE TBD QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On July 1, 2020, the California Attorney General began enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which requires businesses to comply with certain privacy protections for consumers and employees who reside in California. However, California […]

California: Cal/OSHA Publishes Guidance on Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 on Safety Logs

APPLIES TO All CA Employers EFFECTIVE June 3, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Cal/OSHA, California’s state-specific workplace safety agency, recently published an FAQ regarding the recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases.  The FAQ confirms that employers must record COVID-19 illnesses if they are work-related and meet certain criteria.

Waterloo, Iowa: Expansive Ban-the-Box Now in Effect

APPLIES TO All Employers with 15+ Waterloo, IA Employees EFFECTIVE July 1, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Despite legal challenges, the City of Waterloo’s Ban-the-Box Ordinance went into effect as scheduled on July 1, 2020.  It prohibits employers from inquiring in any manner into an applicant’s criminal history prior to a conditional offer […]