1099 Employees

Our company uses a lot of "1099 employees." I was recently told that's not permissible. What's the deal?

 

By definition, someone receiving a 1099 is not…

What is meant by “ban the box?”

Ban the Box is an expression used to limit employment application questions that seek information about criminal histories, unless such an inquiry is…

Pay rates are a private matter – right?

Wrong! Many employers mistakenly believe that what an individual earns is a private matter and shouldn’t be discussed with other employees.  Some…

Supreme Court rulings about overtime

Why did the Supreme Court just rule that someone earning in excess of $200,000/year is entitled to overtime? 

What is the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

Beginning on June 27, 2023, employers, with 15 or more qualified employees, will need to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who…

Do HIPAA privacy laws protect workers’ health information in workplace

The simple answer is no.  HIPAA is one of the most misunderstood laws.  Everyone is used to signing HIPAA privacy documents at the doctor’s office and,…

The CROWN Act in America – what is it and what does it mean for an employer’s dress code?

No, the CROWN Act does not mean the United States is switching its governmental model to a monarchy anytime soon - but it does mean that employers need to…

SBA Provides Rules for Second Draw PPP Loans

Wednesday night, SBA & Treasury released new guidelines for PPP Loans.  The guidance is in two interim final rules. The first is the Business Loan Program…

New COVID Relief Bill

A new $900 billion coronavirus relief bill has become law and answers the question of whether federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency…