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Compensation & Benefits

DOL issues new answers on pandemic leave, FLSA and FMLA

08/04/2020
The Department of Labor has been busy updating employer advice on the interplay between the coronavirus pandemic and the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the FMLA.

As pandemic spreads, so do lawsuits: 3 cases to watch

07/30/2020
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chances that your organization will be hit with a lawsuit have risen sharply. There are already hundreds of covid-19 and coronavirus-related lawsuits percolating through state and federal courts.

Beyond job cuts, pandemic reducing take-home pay

07/28/2020
U.S. employers have cut the pay of at least 4 million U.S. workers since February.

Next covid crisis: Lack of childcare for staff

07/23/2020
To overcome the closed schools and lack of childcare openings, employers will have to use a multi-pronged approach.

New W-2 reporting requirement: Employees’ pandemic leave

07/21/2020
Here’s something we didn’t see coming. You must report the total amount of employees’ pandemic-related family/sick leave wages on their 2020 W-2s in Box 14 or on a separate statement.

Fevered worker sent home: Is that a paid day?

07/21/2020
One of the CDC’s main workplace suggestions during the pandemic is that employers should take employees’ temperatures each day and send home anyone who has a fever (100.4 degrees and above). But if you send workers home right after they arrive, must you pay them for that day? Depending on where a business is located, you may.

Require childcare for WFHer? Expect backlash

07/16/2020
Employers who don’t or can’t call everyone back to the office may want to review the childcare and school opening plans in their area and adjust their own accordingly.

Snapshot: Childcare issues could hinder return to work

07/14/2020
Working parents worry about sending kids back to daycare when work reopens. Health and financial concerns may force many to stay home with children instead of working.

Single women worry most about retirement security

07/14/2020
Unmarried women are less confident about their retirement prospects than their married counterparts, according to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. It turns out, there are good reasons for them to worry.

Supreme Court rules for religious employers

07/09/2020
Two of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decisions of the 2019-2020 term backed employers’ ability to invoke religion to exempt themselves from laws affecting employees and the workplace.