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Employers in the city of Dallas can now disregard the Dallas paid sick leave ordinance. The ordinance, found in Chapter 20 of the Dallas City Code, originally went into effect on August 1, 2019, and required employers with five or… Continue reading Federal Judge Says Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Violates State Minimum Wage Law
With the end of 2020 came the end of mandated leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The end of the mandates, though, did not mean the end of the FFCRA. Instead, Congress has extended and expanded the… Continue reading Voluntary FFCRA Leaves Extended and Expanded
Employers hoping for clarification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will have to wait a bit longer. On March… Continue reading U.S. DOL Wage & Hour Division Questions, Proposes to Withdraw Final Rule for Classifying Workers
On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule (Rule) to be applied in determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is scheduled to… Continue reading Are the New DOL Rules Regarding Independent Contractors DOA?
As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, and with COVID-19 numbers still high across the country, employers have been wondering whether Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) benefits (which were set to expire on December 31, 2020) will be extended… Continue reading FFCRA Remains an Option, but Not a Requirement for 2021
As the global coronavirus pandemic has continued to surge at home and abroad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to learn more about how the virus is transmitted and which precautions can be effective in reducing transmission.… Continue reading Updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance for Employers
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, which encompasses Oklahoma, held that a plaintiff is not required to show that she suffered an adverse employment action in order to assert a failure to accommodate claim under the… Continue reading Tenth Circuit Says No Adverse Action Needed for Failure to Accommodate Claim
For many of us, next week’s presidential election can’t come soon enough. For employers, elections can create additional concerns. That’s why it's important for employers to examine policies regarding employee voting and political speech in the workplace. Continue reading Let’s Talk Politics in the Workplace (Or Not)
For years, the question of whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been a significant source of confusion and oftentimes the subject of litigation. The distinction is particularly important to… Continue reading Proposed DOL Rule Makes it Easier for Employers to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors
Many of us are facing great uncertainty as to the potential changes the November elections may hold. There is no way to predict the outcome of the elections or likely changes, but we can share some general thoughts regarding future tax planning opportunities. Continue reading Potential Election Impacts on Estate Tax Planning