Is EEOC Enforcement Reform Coming?

Although the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) is intended to be nonpartisan, run by a five-member Commission, a president can appoint a new chairman and vice-chairman when their terms expire. Currently both of those positions are held by appointees of...

When It Comes to Trusts, Silence May Be Golden

The idea of leaving a significant inheritance to your children or grandchildren may give you pause. Could the promise of wealth make your heirs act financially irresponsible or reckless? Anticipating a cash cushion, will they neglect their education or fail to pursue...

Overtime Pay Rules for Fluctuating Workweeks

If you pay employees who are nonexempt and who have fluctuating workweeks, there’s a formula you can use to calculate their overtime pay. The formula is laid out in newly revised U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, and it adheres to the Fair Labor...

Keep Employees Safe From COVID-19 Without Discrimination

How can an employer keep its workforce safe from COVID-19 exposure on the job, while still following medical privacy rules? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may be able to help, as it reviews how COVID-19 workplace issues intersect with...

Audit Your Retirement Plan Before the Feds Do

It’s a good idea for companies to self-audit their retirement plans to determine if there are any problems — before they hear from federal examiners. This way, they can protect their company’s retirement savings. Here are six common operational faults...

COVID-19-Related Paid Leave Requirements Get a Fine-Tuning

The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) made substantial tax subsidies available to eligible employers, so they can provide paid sick leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for certain employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible...

Pregnancy Discrimination on the Job – Are Tighter Rules Ahead?

There’s been bipartisan activity in Congress to expand the existing scope of protection from adverse employment actions against pregnant workers. That protection is embodied in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) — a law that has been on the books since 1978....

Fraud Alert: Have You Heard About New Vishing Attacks?

For years, businesses and individuals have had to worry about so-called “phishing” scams sent via email or text. These cyberattacks are designed to hook unsuspecting victims into revealing sensitive information. Now there’s a new twist aimed largely...

Using Remote Workers? Protect Sensitive Company Data from Exposure

What seemed at first like a temporary COVID-19-driven work-from-home trend isn’t expected to end when health risks are mitigated, some surveys suggest. For example, one-third of employers expect that at least half of their employees will work remotely in the...