Employment Law News and Insights

Fluctuating Workweek Rule Becomes Final As Department Of Labor Looks Forward To Return To Work

Published: Jun 02, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Labor has released its Final Rule clarifying that the FWW method of calculating overtime pay is consistent with the payment of bonuses, premiums, hazard pay, and other incentive compensation. Under the FWW method, an employer pays a non-exempt employee a salary intended to cover all hours worked each...

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IRS Updates FAQs To Expand Eligibility For Employee Retention Credits Under The CARES Act

Published: Jun 02, 2020
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On May 7, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury revised their frequently asked questions (FAQs) guidance on the Employee Retention Credit to allow employers that do not pay wages, but continue to cover the health plan expenses for laid-off or furloughed employees, to qualify for retention credits. As...

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New Jersey Slowly Begins Lifting Operating Restrictions For Certain Industries

Published: May 27, 2020
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New Jersey started the reopening process, lifting restrictions on certain business operations the State previously shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As employers in these industries resume operations, there are many legal considerations, including adopting policies and practices to ensure compliance with the State's required mitigation efforts. While...

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