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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Requirements: Are all employees entitled to a raise?

April 20, 2023

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14026, which raised the minimum wage paid by government contractors to workers performing work “on or in connection with” covered federal contracts. As of January 1, 2023, workers covered by E.O. 14026 must be paid a minimum wage of $16.20 per hour to be compliant with the executive order.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Interplay with Other Laws

April 11, 2023

An overview of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and how it intersects with the Americans with Disabilities Act, South Carolina’s Pregnancy Accommodations and Lactation Support Acts, and the Family Medical Leave Act

HSB Employment Law Webinar Announcement: What Employers Need to Know About the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

April 05, 2023

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends on May 11, 2023. The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor issued a set of FAQs on March 29, 2023, to address many of these important issues.

What Employers Need to Know About Special Enrollment for Employees Formerly on Medicaid

April 04, 2023

The expanded Medicaid and CHIP coverage offered during the COVID-19 public health emergency ended March 31, 2023, and employees and dependents who were participating in the expanded government-provided health insurance were disenrolled from those coverages Friday.

The SECURE Act 2.0 Makes Major Changes to Retirement Plan Law

March 14, 2023

In late December of 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the “Act”), which was part of the larger Securing a Strong Retirement Act, became law. Approximately ninety provisions in the Act affect qualified retirement plans. The Act has been commonly referred to as the SECURE Act 2.0 because it is intended to augment previous changes in the 2019 SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act. A few of the highlights of note to employers are as follows:

2023 Employment Law Hot Topics

February 14, 2023

In case you missed our latest employment law webinar, here is a recap of the legislative updates and hot topics employers need to keep an eye on this year.

What do the PUMP Act and PWFA mean for employers?

February 08, 2023

Congress recently passed two pregnancy-related acts, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). While some of the Acts' provisions overlap with requirements of other federal and state laws already in place, both Acts require nuances that place additional obligations on employers. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson outlines the details of the two Acts, highlighting what employers need to consider to ensure they comply with each.

Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

During a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Tyler Gilliam discussed considerations for employers who employ out-of-state remote workers. To help employers ensure that they are compliant with various states’ business, tax, and employment law regimes, Chris and Tyler prepared the following out-of-state employee compliance checklist.
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