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Arizona Earned Paid Sick Time

Effective July 1, 2017, employees in Arizona are entitled to earned paid sick time and accrue a minimum of one hour of earned paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, subject to the following limitations: Employees whose employers have less than 15 employees may only...

Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has released a “Workplace Harrassment Guide for Cailfornia Employers” to accompany the recent changes to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which clarifies employers’ obligation to correct and...

Hiring Outside The Box

The other week, a large C2 client asked our HR staff to review its employment application.  As a federal contractor, the client has employees in multiple states and for consistency prefers to utilize a single employment application for all its locations.  When we...

Georgia Family Caregiver Leave

On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the ‘Family Caregiver Leave’ bill into law. This new law requires Georgia employers with 25 or more employees working in Georgia who provide sick leave benefits (i.e. sick leave or PTO) to allow their employees to...

HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will establish the HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize employers who recruit, retain, and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the veteran community. The DOL is establishing the program...

How to Handle the Passing of an Employee

MANAGING THE UNEXPECTED One of C2’s government contractor clients recently called seeking guidance because an employee on leave for a family vacation did not return to work when expected.  The client phoned the employee’s emergency contact, only to discover the...

Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Updated

On March 31, 2017, the annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark was updated to 6.7 percent. The hiring benchmark was previously 6.9 percent. Federal contractors and subcontractors who adopted the previous year’s benchmark...

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Officially Revoked

On March 27, 2017, President Trump officially put an end to Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, also known as the “Blacklisting” executive order.   President Trump’s Order directs the Department of Labor and other executive agencies to “consider...

Volunteers, Interns and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

Volunteer programs and unpaid internship are useful tools -- not only for companies, but also for young people seeking valuable experience. Plus, many organizations rely on volunteers to help carry out their missions. With Americans living longer, retirement does not...

District of Columbia Paid Family and Medical Leave

On February 15, 2017, the Mayor of the District of Columbia announced that she would not veto the Universal Paid Leave Amendments Act of 2016 (Bill 21-415) (“Act”). This Act will create the most generous paid family and medical leave benefit in the nation by...

Washington D.C.’s Evolving Wage & Hour Law

C2 recently onboarded a small government contracting client with primary operations located in Washington, D.C. The client came to C2, in part, because they wanted to create more internal structure and support for their workforce now that they are growing at a fairly...

Labor and Employment Alert: 21st Century Cures Act

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) into law. The 21st Century Cures Act contains two provisions that relate to group health coverage. Healthcare Reimbursement The Act suspends the application of the excise tax through...

The Trump Administration: What HR Changes Lay Ahead?

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, what HR-related changes are in store for employers? The short answer is that a lot of uncertainty still exists. While the President-elect’s priorities and polices will assuredly be more “employer friendly” than those...

New I9 Form Has Arrived

The long awaited new I-9 form was released by USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) on November 14, 2016. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use only the new form. Employers may continue using the current Form I-9 (with a revision date of March 8,...

White Collar Exemption Temporarily Blocked

A federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injuction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) White Collar overtime rule on November 22, 2016.  The White Collar Exemption rule would have expanded overtime protections to anyone earning less than $913...

Employers: What If You Receive an ACA Marketplace Notice?

Although enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to raise new questions and challenges for our federal contracting clients.  Case in point: recently a client (who is an applicable large employer (ALE) under the ACA) e-mailed C2 a notice that the...

Montgomery County, Maryland Sick and Safe Leave Law

On October 1, 2016, the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill goes into effect for Montgomery County, Maryland.  The new law provides paid leave for all employees working in the county; employers who are physically located in Montgomery County or who are based outside of...

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