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On Jan. 6, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized a rule to clarify the classification distinction for employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule was implemented in an effort to provide employers with more… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: Employees or Contractors?
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available, many employers are asking if they can require employees to be immunized. Labor & Employment Practice Group Co-chair Adam W. Childers discusses the requirements that employers must follow to administer a vaccination plan… Continue reading It’s Complicated: Lawyers Weigh in on COVID-19 Vaccination Legalities in Workplace
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule to aid businesses in determining if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Mary P. Snyder discusses how employers can utilize the… Continue reading Feds Issue New Rules for Independent Contractors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their pandemic guidance regarding isolation, quarantine periods and masks. Labor & Employment Practice Group Member Michael W. Bowling discusses the importance for employers to modify their workplace procedures according to… Continue reading CDC Updates Pandemic Guidance for Employers
The Trump administration’s new environmental regulations went into effect Sept. 14, 2020, and were designed to encourage energy infrastructure, including pipeline construction. President-elect Biden (after he is sworn in) may attempt to undo these regulations using tactics frequently used by… Continue reading Will Biden Ditch Trump’s Infrastructure Regulations?
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma had major implications for native Americans convicted of crimes on land that is now recognized as Indian Country. In a recent interview with VICE News, Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group… Continue reading This SCOTUS Decision Could Get Dozens of Native Americans Out of Prison
Under the Biden administration, tax policy changes are to be expected. In a recent JR Now webinar, Taxation Practice Group Chair Matthew B. Hickey discussed potential income tax issues complicated by the ongoing pandemic recovery efforts as well as deductibility… Continue reading Politics to Play Key Role in New Taxes
‘Twas the month before January when all through the land, not an employer was sleeping but thinking what might be at hand. Their stockings were hung by the chimneys with care, in hopes that a miracle would negate the coal… Continue reading A Visit from St. Nicholas (with Apologies to Clement Moore)
Although it could be months before a COVID-19 vaccine is available to the general public, employers could soon decide if vaccinations are mandatory before their employees return to work. Labor & Employment Practice Group Co-chair Adam W. Childers discusses employer… Continue reading Vaccines in the Office: Can Employers Require Employees Get a Shot?
Taxpayers have received additional guidance from the IRS regarding the deductibility of expenses paid for with Paycheck Protection Program loans, but not in the direction many would have appreciated. Background. First, pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security… Continue reading IRS Offers Guidance on PPP Loan Expenses