More Government Guidance on Return to Work- EEOC Updates and a Warning About Virginia

Late last week the EEOC updated its COVID- Frequently Asked Questions.  Highlighted updates include guidance on collecting information about vaccine status, mandatory vaccine policies, and offering incentives to encourage vaccinations.  Collecting Information About Vaccine Status Per the EEOC, CONFIRMED that employers CAN ask employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine and may require proof… More

Employment Law Webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws

When & WhereJune 22, 20219:00 AM – 11:00 AM ESTvia Zoom Webinar REGISTER NOW Join Merry Campbell and Joy Einstein of the Shulman Rogers Employment Law Group for a webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws. The leave laws are confusing in the best of times, and the pandemic did not make things easier.  This Low Down on Leave Laws webinar will address employer… More

DOL Finalizes Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that, effective May 6, 2021, the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule has been withdrawn.  Shulman Rogers previously alerted you that the new administration first froze, and then issued notice of their intent to withdraw the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule. These prior Alerts can be… More

Know Your Obligations to Employees Who Serve

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), which applies to virtually all employees regardless of size, protects the right of an employee returning from military service or training to be reemployed at his or her former job (or as nearly comparable a job as possible) with the same benefits. These reemployment rights extend… More

New Overtime Requirements in Virginia

The Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA) was signed into law on March 20, 2021, and will go into effect on July 1, 2021. Employers need to become familiar with the requirements of VOWA, as there is significant risk of liability for noncompliance. VOWA differs from and expands upon the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Specifically,… More

FAQs and Model Notices for the new COBRA Subsidies

The government issued FAQs and model notices for the new COBRA subsidies—links below, hot off the presses.  If you have more specific questions please reach out. COBRA subsidy FAQs   Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period: MS Word | PDF Model Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period: MS Word | PDF Model Alternative Notice: MS Word | PDF Model Notice of Expiration… More

DOL Withdraws Trump Administration Changes to Independent Contractors and Joint Employers

This month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed the withdrawal of two regulations, one concerning Independent Contractors and the other concerning Joint Employers. These Rules are not going forward, and employers should stay tuned for the Biden Administration’s own proposed regulations. Independent Contractor Classification Rule In September 2020, the previous administration published new worker… More