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December 15, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) became effective in April 2020 and will expire on January 1, 2021. The FFCRA requires employers with 500 or fewer employee to provide up to eighty hours of paid sick leave to their employees for COVID-19 related events. It also extends limited protections to employees who otherwise would not have qualified f...
August 20, 2020
Many employees of schools and universities are fearful about returning to work due to concerns about contracting COVID-19. There are many state and federal laws that offer protections to these employees. There is one particular Arizona law that applies to all employees of Arizona school districts, community college districts, and universities, including teachers ...
August 3, 2020
A recent Arizona law, A.R.S. § 23-1601, provides protections for Arizona employers who use independent contractors. Many Arizona businesses aren't taking advantage of the benefits and protections the law provides. What are the Benefits? The law, ARS § 23-1601, offers protections to Arizona businesses that employ independent contractors, but only if they have a...
July 31, 2020
Many people do not know that there is a special rule for telecommuters in seeking Family Medical Leave Act rights. If you work from home, even if you are the only employee in your state, you are still entitled to FMLA coverage if you meet the other qualifications. I recently saw a client who worked for a large company from her home. She needed to take time off for...
July 30, 2020
Many employees are concerned about returning to work due to COVID-19. Employers need to be prepared for their employee’s requests. They will want to treat their employees fairly and also minimize their liability. There are many different state and federal laws that govern employers and provide protections to employees. This article will summarize each of these la...
July 20, 2020
Employers are legally obligated to pay employees wages for the work they perform. However, there are unfortunately circumstances in which an employer may refuse to pay their employees. There are at least five things Arizona employees should know when an employer withholds wages. 1. The Deadline for Payment of Wages Depends on Several Factors Arizona law requires ...
June 24, 2020
As more employers are calling their remote workforces back to the workplace, it is likely they will run into employees who refuse to return to the office and wish to continue teleworking. Employers need to carefully evaluate the requests and follow these tips. Understand Why Certain Employees Cannot or Do Not Wish to Return to Work Naturally, certain workers may ...
March 26, 2020
Government agencies are beginning to release information relative to how employers can be in compliance with the new Family First Coronavirus Act which is effective April 2, 2020. Below is guidance from both the Department of Labor as well as the IRS. We will continue to post relevant updated content on our COVID-19 page. By April 9, 2020, employers must keep a no...
March 24, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA. The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and eme...
March 24, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced temporary flexibility related to Form I-9 requirements.Employers with employees taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s presence until normal operations resume. Employers...
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