Some Immediate Changes to the Employment Landscape Under the Biden Administration

Only a few weeks into his new Administration, President Biden has already started to change the landscape for employers. Summaries of the most pertinent changes are below. • Pause to New Independent Contractor Classification Rule. The Administration froze the implementation of all regulations that had not yet taken effect, pending further internal review. This means… More

New PPP Legislation

Guest Post: The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, referred to as the Economic Aid Act, has earmarked $284.5 billon for a Second Draw of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. The new legislation for the PPP loans is similar to the First Draw with a few significant changes. Use of PPP funds Payroll… More

Montgomery County Significantly Expands Ban-the-Box Law

Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive, recently signed into law a bill that significantly expands prohibitions on employers inquiring about an applicant’s criminal record (commonly known as “Ban-the-Box” laws). Montgomery County’s new Ban-the-Box law expands these prohibitions to all employers and expands the prohibition of inquiries into more types of criminal records. This Ban-the-Box law, which… More

DOL Issues Guidance on Electronic Posting of Required Notices

In acknowledgment of the increased number of employers now managing a workforce remotely, the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance regarding the electronic posting of notices required by certain federal statutes. Specifically, alternative means for employers to satisfy the notice requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act… More