While the world is changing drastically, COVID-19 is still dominating the conversation.  States are enacting new sick time laws and people are heading back to work as more and more industries and companies start to re-open.

In this edition of our compliance newsletter, we're rounding up the latest industry updates to help you wrap up 2020.

2020 truly is the year of uncertainty, but we're here to help guide you through:

Maine Paid Leave

New sick leave for all employees, effective Jan 1, 2021

portland-lighthouse-slide-1Effective January 1st, 2021 Maine will enact a statewide Earned Paid Leave for all employees. Under the law, private employers with at least 10 employees in Maine must provide employees one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of paid leave per year, for any reason



Top 11 Workplace Law Developments to Expect Under President Biden

Potential Changes May be Coming our Way

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Here's a (speculative) roundup of some potential changes that go into place under a Biden Presidency.



Colorado Passes Statewide Sick Leave

Summary of the recently passed bill

Mountain and rocksColorado passed a statewide sick leave law which would go into effect on January 1, 2021.



More Employers May be on the Hook for FLSA Violations after Ruling

"Joint employer" update

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A potential ruling regarding “joint employers” where not only would staffing companies but also end clients would be on the hook for minimum wage and overtime violations.



Employers Must Train Illinois Employees on Sexual Harassment Prevention by January 1, 2021

Required Employer-Provided Training

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Employers in Illinois are required to have all employees trained for sexual harassment prevention by January 1st, 2021. If employers do not comply fines up to $1000 for the first offense may follow.



Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Approved in Five States: What this Budding Trend Means for Employers

Everything Employers Need to Know


An increase in legalizing Marijuana is growing and has recently passed in 5 more states. What employers need to know if they have employees in these states.



5 Things You Need to Know About COVID-19 Relief Policies

Updates to the HEALS and HEROES acts, comparison to the CARES Act

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There are two proposals on the Senate table right now: the HEALS Act and HEROES Act. Here are 5 things you need to know about each one, and how they stack up to March’s CARES Act.




Create Peace of Mind

If you manage a workforce population, there may be other new legislation that could impact your compliance. Don't try to sift through each new wave of policy changes; contact an expert who can help. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

Your pal, 

Brandon Wischmeyer


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