Payroll News

18 Sep

2020

Can we terminate an employee who is unable to work because they need to care for a child but has used up their leave under the FFCRA?

Answer from Rachel, SHRM-SCP: Assuming that no other leave laws apply, termination is an option. That said, you may instead want to consider offering the employee an unpaid personal leave
10 Sep

2020

Can I deny leave if I believe an employee is lying about the need to care for a child?

Answer from Kyle, PHR: There is significant risk in denying a request for FFCRA leave if an employee has provided the appropriate documentation. That said, if you believe the request
31 Aug

2020

DOL Release New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

Federal Law Alert Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how the
31 Aug

2020

For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed?

Question: For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed?   Answer from Celine, SHRM-CP: No. However, you can and
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31 Aug

2020

Protected Classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Courts Around the Nation

Most employers have heard of the classes that are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. But many employers aren’t
31 Aug

2020

Reclassifying Employees as Part-time

Question: Business has slowed and we’re cutting back the hours of some employees. Do I need to reclassify them as part-time if they’re working fewer than 40 hours per week?
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31 Aug

2020

Can we reduce the salary of an exempt employee who is taking a half day?

Question: A manager of ours, who is exempt, is taking a half day to attend a social event even though they’ve exhausted all of their paid time off. Can we
13 Aug

2020

FFCRA Leave – Significant Rule Changes

A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a
15 Jun

2020

Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions?

Question: Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions?   Answer from Kyle, PHR: Unless an employee was out on job-protected leave,
16 May

2020

Michigan COVID-19 Law Update

Michigan has made several significant employment-related changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Protected COVID-19 Leave First, employers in Michigan are prohibited from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an