On November 16, 2022, the Department of Labor announced that it had recovered $1.2 million in back wages from four different home health care agencies on behalf of 599 home healthcare workers.  One of the responsible employers, Guardian Angels Care Services, Inc., owed $160,477 in overtime back wages for misclassifying its employees as independent

With the spectacular crash of the centralized cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the potential bankruptcy of a second high-profile cryptocurrency exchange called BlockFi, now is a good time to revisit whether an employer would want to pay or employees receives all or part of their wages in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency.

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Want to evaluate whether you need to improve your company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies or get recommendations for potential improvements to those policies?  A company can spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to engage a large law firm to study the company’s policies and make recommendations for improvement.  Alternatively, a company

EEOC regulations require employers to post notice of employee rights that protect employees from discrimination.  These posters must be posted in conspicuous places.  The EEOC has updated its “Know your Rights” posters.  Employers should update their posters with the most recent versions from the EEOC.  You can access the English and Spanish versions for posting

Enforcement of the Biden Administration’s three vaccine mandates (i.e., government contractor, CMS and large employer mandates) had been stayed or partially stayed by various federal courts.  The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable to most employers having 100 or more employees was stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals prohibiting enforcement of the rule. 

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing. The ETS requires that employers with more than 100 employees require most employees get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and masking. OSHA’s ETS preempts any conflicting state or local laws.

  1. What does the ETS require?

The ETS

Yesterday, President Biden announced that he is directing the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) to engage in emergency temporary rule making and issue a standard requiring employers with more than 100 employees to cause their employees to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.  The President’s