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Top 5 Tips For Managing Employees During The Election Season And Beyond

If you could not tell from the political commercials, candidate signs on every lawn, and nonstop news coverage, the 2020 election is in full swing. Early voting has started in many states and over 20 million people have already voted.

Posted in Labor & Employment, Politics at work

Considerations for Addressing Coronavirus and Other Epidemics in the Workplace

As the evolving coronavirus virus (COVID-19) first discovered in China continues to grow in both China and other countries including the United States, businesses here need to consider a number of factors in preparing a response plan. One of the most

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Posted in Labor & Employment, paid sick leave

Five Ways to Simplify Your Employee Benefit Plan Administration For 2020 and Beyond

As we get ready for 2020 (and beyond) here are five hot employee benefits ideas to implement in order to make your employee benefit plan administration easier: 1. Adopt (or update) Cafeteria Plan and Wrap Plan Document for Health and

Posted in Benefits, Labor & Employment

Countdown to 2020: Five Hot Compliance Tips to Keep HR Professionals Out of Hot Water

It is time to make sure you are ready for 2020 (and beyond). Here are five (5) hot HR compliance issues you should be tracking and implementing: New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act Effective

Posted in Benefits, Labor & Employment

IRS Sets March 31, 2020 Deadline for 403(b) Plan Document Compliance

The United States Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has released Revenue Procedure 2019-39, which sets forth a March 31, 2020 deadline by which tax-qualified 403(b) plans must have plan documents that fully comply with the 403(b) requirements.  A 403(b) plan

Posted in Labor & Employment, Tax

#No Filter: Terminating an Employee for Social Media Posts – Part 2

Prior to the advent of social media and especially the #MeToo movement, employers were generally comfortable drawing a bright line between what employees did on their own time and workplace misconduct. Those bygone times, however, have been replaced by a

Posted in Labor & Employment, Social Media

Texas’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana May Impact Employers

Texas has largely avoided the wave of marijuana legalization sweeping the country and the accompanying legal complications that have come along for the ride.  Those days may be numbered as the Texas Legislature recently passed a significant expansion of the

Posted in Cannabis, Labor & Employment

Don’t Say That! … Or Do? New Court Guidance on Employer Statements in Union Organizing Campaigns

Misconceptions Here, There and Everywhere. I often advise employers large and small on what to do (and what not to do) during union organizing campaigns. I am continually surprised at how many employers have misconceptions about the do’s and don’ts

Posted in Labor & Employment, Union

Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance – What You Need to Know

Update: On July 30, 2019, two Dallas-area businesses filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Dallas Paid Sick Leave ordinance from going into effect on August 1. The lawsuit, brought by the Texas Public Policy Foundation on behalf of ESI/Employee

Posted in Labor & Employment, paid sick leave

What Does Your Minnesota Business Need to do to Comply with Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law?

Starting today, Minnesota has one of the toughest wage theft laws in the country. The civil portions of Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law, effective July 1, 2019, require employers to take the following additional actions: About The Authors

Posted in Labor & Employment, State and Local Laws
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