The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or “Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020 to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by Covid-19. Employers should be aware of two programs under the Act designed to work in...Read More

As the coronavirus clampdown widens, companies across the country are facing uncertainty in the wake of mandated closures and disruptions to business activities. From the employer’s perspective, there is also growing concern over legal issues that may arise in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even on the smallest...Read More

On Monday April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear three cases which seek rulings on whether sexual orientation, transgender status, and transitioning status are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act after years of courts and government agencies taking conflicting positions on this...Read More

More than likely, many average NFL fans that follow their favorite team or player on any given weekend have heard the following words: “great hit”, “pancaked,” “ran over,” or “leveled,” just to name a few. However, what truly happens to your favorite players, once those “glory days” have passed?Read More

A common misconception is that the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not apply when an employee cares for a sick grandparent. However, prudent employers and human resources professionals should carefully examine the facts of each situation to ensure compliance with the law.Read More

On August 29, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was “initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the new aspects of the EEO-1” form.Read More

OSHA recently amended 29 C.F.R. Sec. 1904.35 adding two new provisions. The language may potentially impact an employer's post-accident drug testing policies.Read More

Today, while it is understood that the phrase “because of sex” includes gender stereotyping, the law remains in flux as to whether discrimination “because of sex” includes discrimination because of “sexual orientation.”Read More

On April 17, 2017 the President signed a new Executive Order that directs federal agencies to review employment immigration laws to promote "Hire American" policies. The Order will most likely impact the H-1B visa programs.Read More

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts hundreds of audits of 401(k) and other employee qualified retirement benefit plans each year. Audits can result from participant complaints, inter-agency referrals, responses contained in the plan’s Form 5500 or from the random selection of the plan for audit.Read More

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