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Ten Takeaways from EEOC New Guidance on Employers Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

In December, we published a blog post about the EEOC’s guidance when employers require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, that article can be found here. On May 28, 2021, the EEOC updated that, answering lingering questions and making it clear that, with certain caveats highlighted below, employers can require employees to get the COVID-19 […]

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Update on Employer Paid COBRA Subsidy

We have previously published a blog, found here, about the American Rescue Plan Act that requires employers to pay 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums for the period of April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 for involuntarily terminated employees who elect coverage. At the time, there were still questions that remained about ARPA. The IRS

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Five Florida Unemployment Changes Fast Approaching

Pandemic Unemployment Benefits  If you are receiving the additional $300 pandemic-related unemployment benefits, changes are coming that will impact you. As we previously addressed in our prior blog on this topic, states could opt in to the Federal unemployment benefits program to provide unemployed workers affected by the pandemic with an additional $300 per week

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You may be entitled to expanded pandemic unemployment benefits!

The DOL recently expanded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) eligibility to include three additional COVID-19 related reasons an individual could use to qualify for the benefit. PUA provides unemployment benefits to individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment compensation, including workers who ran out of benefits, are self-employed (including independent contractors or gig workers), do not

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Minimum Wage is on the Rise Again – Happy New Year!

If you are paid the minimum wage, be sure to check your paychecks to make sure your employer is paying you the correct rate.  As of January 1, 2020, Florida’s minimum wage rate for non-tipped employees will increase from $8.46 per hour to $8.56 per hour—an increase of ten cents. The minimum wage rate for

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