Tag: Legal

When can we deduct from an exempt employee's pay?
4 Jan

2022

When can we deduct from an exempt employee’s pay?

In general, if an exempt employee performs any work during the workweek, you must pay them their full salary amount. Deductions are allowed, however, for legally required withholding and benefit elections. There
What Happens When a Holiday Falls on a Weekend
4 Jan

2022

When a Holiday Falls on a Weekend

If a holiday like New Year’s Eve falls on a weekend when we’re closed, and we typically give employees that holiday off, do we have to offer employees an alternative
Federal Contractor Minimum Wage and Final Tip Rules
27 Dec

2021

Federal Law Alert: Federal Contractor Minimum Wage and Final Tip Rules

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage and Final Tip Rules Minimum Wage Beginning January 30, 2022, the minimum wage for work performed on or in connection with covered federal contracts will increase
Court Halts OSHA’s Vaccination-or-Testing ETS
23 Dec

2021

OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate is Back with New Deadlines

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, a three-judge panel from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay on the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate (the Emergency Temporary Standard,
Creating a Safe and Fulfilling Workplace for Another Challenging Year
16 Dec

2021

Creating a Safe and Fulfilling Workplace for Another Challenging Year

As we enter the new year, the risks of COVID-19 may recede, but the trauma, pain, and disruptions of these past two years will still be with us, affecting our
Michigan Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2022
16 Dec

2021

Michigan Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2022

Did you know that on January 1, 2022, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $9.87 per hour? The minimum base wage for tipped employees will be $3.75 per hour. Michigan’s
Are remote employees eligible for FMLA?
14 Dec

2021

Are remote employees eligible for FMLA?

Now that we’ve become a “remote first” company with most of our employees working from home, we’ve started hiring remote employees in other parts of the country. We’re covered by
Should we cancel our annual holiday party again this year?
30 Nov

2021

Should we cancel our annual holiday party again this year?

Ultimately, that’s your decision. Some companies are forgoing an in-person holiday party again this year, while others feel like it’s safe enough to celebrate in person. Unfortunately, COVID cases and
What is a workweek? Is it just our hours of operation?
22 Nov

2021

What is a workweek? Is it just our hours of operation?

A workweek is not the same thing as your hours of operation. Rather, it defines the 168-hour period (i.e., seven 24-hour days) in which you track your non-exempt employees’ time
When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?
16 Nov

2021

When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?

All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on (or before) their first day of employment. Then, within three business days following their start date, they must submit