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Virginia Human Rights Act: An Overview for Employers

The Virginia Human Rights Act (Title 2.2, Chapter 39 of the Virginia Code) protects employees against employment-based discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, such as race, national origin, and pregnancy. This article examines the applicability of the Act for employers and provides an outline to avoid liability.

Calculating the Regular Rate of Pay

Employers now have more clarity and flexibility about which perks they can include in workers’ “regular rate” of pay, which is used to calculate overtime premiums under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that will take effect Jan. 15, 2020.

The rule marks the first significant update to the regulations governing regular rate requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in over 50 years. Here’s how the new law will impact employers.

Host a Holiday Party without Liability

The festive vibe is just starting to set the perfect atmosphere for a celebration with your office employees but when it is coupled with consumption of alcohol, it may become a potential venue for inappropriate behavior and injuries.

Here is a checklist you can use for hosting your holiday party without liability:

Updates: New York Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections

The state of New York recently amended the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) on anti-discrimination and harassment laws. The amendment builds on changes made to anti-sexual harassment laws enacted in 2018. The State hopes that in light of these new laws (which came into effect on October 11, 2019), employers will be more vigilant when it comes to keeping their employees safe from discrimination and harassment and amend their policies to facilitate a healthier workspace.

USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

USCIS announced that starting on December 2, 2019, the premium processing fee will increase to $1,440.00 and will be required when requesting premium processing for Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions (Form I-129) and Immigrant Worker Petitions (Form I-140).

Employee or Independent Contractor? Answer is as easy as ABC!

Terminating an employee is never easy. Though most states have “at-will” employment laws, whereby employers can terminate employees at any time for any non-discriminatory reason, employers still face the risk of unlawful termination lawsuits. To minimize this risk, it is important for employers to carefully establish a termination procedure.

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

Terminating an employee is never easy. Though most states have “at-will” employment laws, whereby employers can terminate employees at any time for any non-discriminatory reason, employers still face the risk of unlawful termination lawsuits. To minimize this risk, it is important for employers to carefully establish a termination procedure.

Age Discrimination in Employment

Terminating an employee is never easy. Though most states have “at-will” employment laws, whereby employers can terminate employees at any time for any non-discriminatory reason, employers still face the risk of unlawful termination lawsuits. To minimize this risk, it is important for employers to carefully establish a termination procedure.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ON OVERTIME, ONE MORE TIME.

Terminating an employee is never easy. Though most states have “at-will” employment laws, whereby employers can terminate employees at any time for any non-discriminatory reason, employers still face the risk of unlawful termination lawsuits. To minimize this risk, it is important for employers to carefully establish a termination procedure.

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