The CARES Act: A Comprehensive Overview for Employers

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On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law.  The CARES Act is the most expansive economic stimulus package in American history.  The Act follows the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and acts as its counterpart in many ways. This… Read more »

NLRB Joint Employer Rule Sets Employer-Friendly Standard for Joint Employer Determinations

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By Mark Kisicki and Erica Shafer Federal labor agencies have kicked their rule-making efforts into high gear. One month after the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule defining (and limiting) when one entity can be deemed the joint employer of another’s employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has followed suit. On February… Read more »

Meal Break Abuse – Is It Okay to Dock Pay?

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By Daniel Kaplan How many readers have confronted the following scenario: Employer provides a paid meal break to its employees (for ease of application, we are going to suggest the paid meal break is 30 minutes in length); Employees are relieved of all work duties and responsibilities during the break; Employees are free to leave… Read more »