Pres. Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday

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On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed Senate Bill 475 declaring Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, about 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued. The bill became effective immediately upon being signed. What it means for … Read more

Post-Covid Employer Responsibilities and Laws

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The idea that employers are responsible at some level for employee safety and conditions of their property isn’t new. For example, there is a legal term called premises liability. Premises liability refers to injuries or death that occur because of dangerous conditions or poor maintenance on a property. Beyond the existing laws and regulations; however, … Read more

Ways Technology is Used to Minimize Preventable Work Injuries

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Every seven seconds, a worker is injured while on the job. That is a staggering statistic. Many work injuries are 100% preventable. With so many injuries, there is a considerable loss of production that can hurt many businesses. That is why smart companies, especially those that are of a higher risk for a workplace injury, … Read more

New Employment Law Changes in California for the #MeToo Movement

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California has joined in the fight against sexual harassment in the workplace, enacting new regulations and laws that will take effect in 2019. In September 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed four new bills into law, a major step in the right direction following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Employers should keep themselves up-to-date on … Read more

ICE delivers more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices in 2018

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As discussed in my most recent previous article, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were out in force during the week of July 16 delivering Notice of Inspection (NOI)/audit notices. Well now we know the numbers – HSI served 2,738 NOIs and made 32 arrests in a one-week period. This is a … Read more

Federal Employment Laws: Do They Apply to You?

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As someone who runs a business or helps with human resources, you are busy with many employee-related tasks, including recruiting and onboarding, employee relations, benefits, and perhaps payroll. But as you go about your day-to-day work, there are many federal laws that must keep up with, because not doing so may lead to serious consequences … Read more

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