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  • Podcast: Vaccines in the time of COVID

    In the time of Coronavirus with many municipalities implementing restrictions on business and individual activity, employers are anxious to return to normal operations with staff onsite as soon as possible. With vaccines becoming available, employers may be wondering, can I require my employees to get the COVID vaccine?

  • DOL Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

    On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that clarifies how employers should determine who is an independent contractor and who is an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • McGlinchey Promotes New Members, Counsel in 2021

    McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to congratulate the attorneys who have been promoted to Members (Partners) and Counsel within the firm as of January 1, 2021.

  • Department of Labor Finalizes Rule Allowing Mandatory Tip Pools

    On December 22, 2020, the Department of Labor announced its final rule modifying federal regulations regarding compensation for tipped employees. This new rule follows 2018 federal legislation which amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit employers from keeping their employees’ tips.

  • New Orleans Joins Cities, States in Banning Hair Discrimination

    On December 17, 2020, the City of New Orleans joined a list of states and municipalities in outlawing discrimination on the basis of hairstyle. California, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, the City of Akron, Ohio and Broward County, Florida have also outlawed hair discrimination. The law passed by the New Orleans City Council was modeled after the CROWN ACT, a bill which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on September 21, 2020 that prohibits hair discrimination as a form of race or national origin discrimination.

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