On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14026, which raised the minimum wage paid by government contractors to workers performing work “on or in connection with” covered federal contracts. As of January 1, 2023, workers covered byContinue Reading Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Requirements: Are all employees entitled to a raise?
The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends on May 11, 2023. The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor issued a set of FAQs on March 29, 2023, to address many of these important issues.
There are a…Continue Reading HSB Employment Law Webinar Announcement: What Employers Need to Know About the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying…Continue Reading DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that non-exempt employees be paid no less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. How should an employer calculate an employee’s…
Continue Reading Bonuses & Calculating an Employee’s Regular Rate of Pay for Overtime
As the summer approaches, many businesses will be looking to hire a summer intern. Internship programs can be a great option for both the intern, who has the opportunity to learn new skills, and the employer, who is able to…
Continue Reading Do I have to pay my summer intern?
Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Mac McLean for our next Employment Law Webinar. On March 25, from 12-1 PM, Chris and Mac will address correction programs of the IRS and DOL for employee benefit plans.
On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave…
Continue Reading Federal Court Strikes Down Portions of FFCRA Regulations
Pertinent COVID-19 updates were recently issued by the CDC, DOL OSHA, EEOC and IRS. This blog contains quick summaries of the information contained in those updates with links for quick access to the resources. Employers are also reminded of the…
Continue Reading COVID-19: What’s New From CDC, DOL, EEOC and SCDEW
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team will host “Creating a Successful Return to Work Strategy” on May 13, from 12-1 PM via webinar.
Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan will discuss:
- Complying with current safety guidelines (OSHA, CDC)
- PPE requirements
Within the last two weeks, many laws, orders and guidance have been approved and published regarding the administration of unemployment and employee financial relief. We discuss below the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) guidance providing clarity to states on how…
Continue Reading Additional Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Programs and COVID-19 Support Payments