LAWLERTS

URGENT: Guardian HR’s Simple Guide to Determine if your Business is Ready to Open

Guardian HR recommends you follow these steps to analyze whether or not your company is prepared to open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides continuing to follow the recommendations issued by state and local health departments when determining the most appropriate...

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URGENT: COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist Supplement

This alert is a supplement designed to be a part of our previous COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist LAWlert: The health and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 crisis have caused unprecedented disruption in the workforce. Now, as some employers begin to bring...

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URGENT: Agency Guidance – IRS Notices Announce Increased Flexibility for Certain Plans

Issue Date: May 13, 2020 Our partners at Benefit Comply has put together some crucial information on the IRS's national response to the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak. The first notice increases “flexibility with respect to mid-year elections under a §125 cafeteria plan...

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URGENT CA: Comparison COVID-19 Paid Leave

In the face of the COVID-19, Guardian HR wants to keep employers aware of available California leave benefits. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. Below you will find an overview of the different types of CA paid...

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URGENT CA: COVID-19 Worker’s Compensation

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) creating a rebuttable presumption of worker’s compensation coverage for employees who were directed to work outside the home from March 17 until approximately July 5 and have tested positive for COVID-19....

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URGENT: EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 7 that it will delay until March 2021 collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information—which asks for the number of employees who work for a covered business sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and...

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in May: Hiring, and Returning to Work

If you’re in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you’re equipped with the right information to keep everything on track year after year, from ACA to FLSA....

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URGENT: Mandatory COVID-19 Poster

As part of the Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA), employees at small businesses may be entitled to a number of new benefits for sick and family leave. To make sure employees understand their options, employers are required to post notice of the...

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URGENT: EEOC Issued New Guidance

Effective, April 23, 2020, the EEOC issued new guidance to employers that permits mandatory testing of employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus prior to entering the workplace. The EEOC issued the guidance on its FAQ, What You Should Know About COVID-19 ant...

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URGENT: COVID-19 Return to Work Checklist

This guidance is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help minimize risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. Posting and Policies Post the Families First...

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