To say that COVID-19 has shaped the year would be an understatement. COVID-19 will probably shape the decade at the very least. Just as we think we are getting a handle on how to respond, we see a new challenge. As employers, you may experience this phenomenon daily or even more frequently. As I have […]
You don’t have to pay employees for time they didn’t work, right? So if your employees are out sick, or, let’s say, they are in quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re not working, so you don’t have to pay them, right? But wait a minute, there’s the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), so […]
Are you in a business where employees tend to receive tips? Do you take a tip credit? What happens when the employee(s) do more than one job or they perform a mix of functions, some of which may pay tips and some of which may not? Can you take the tip credit for all the […]
I love irony. I can’t resist pointing it out. So how’s this for some irony? The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association just agreed to pay $260,000 to settle allegations in a class/collective action lawsuit that it misclassified its referees as independent contractors. What’s the irony? The referees, whose job it is to apply established rules and […]
Individual managers, officers, HR pros and the like can be held personally liable for certain employment law violations. How can that be? The company is the employer, not the manager. Don’t most of the relevant laws say so? Some of them do.