Shout out to the White House for providing plenty of blog fodder this week. On Tuesday, I told you about President Biden’s plan to unionize, like, everyone. Yesterday, the White House ordered that federal contractors soon pay a $15/hour minimum wage. I had planned to blog about that today, except the hits just keep on coming.
So, today, it’s paid family leave! Continue reading
As more states and localities legalize or decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana, the next logical step is to preclude employers from testing for marijuana use as a condition of employment.
Why? It comes does to dollars and cents. Or, perhaps, common sense. Continue reading
Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirmed that new COVID-19 vaccination incentive guidance would arrive soon. While we wait patiently for its arrival, yesterday, President Biden reminded employers with fewer than 500 employees that there’s already a paid leave tax credit for employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide full pay for any time their employees need to get a COVID-19 vaccination or recover from that vaccination. Continue reading
Since the EEOC last updated its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” resource document on December 16, 2020, it published proposed wellness rules only to walk them back less than a week later. So, several business groups wrote to the EEOC asking the big question: to what extent may employers offer employees incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine without violating the Americans With Disabilities Act and other laws enforced by the EEOC.
It appears that we may get an answer soon. Continue reading
On the last episode of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour, we told you that it was only a matter of time before the U.S. Department of Labor issued both guidance and model notices to support the new COBRA premium subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
That time is now.
Let’s give a shout-out to my special guest, David Miklas, and to everyone who attended The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour this past Friday. I had a great time discussing FFCRA, OSHA, and the new CDC COVID-19 guidance.
Did you enjoy it too? Continue reading