With the 2022 midterm elections finally over, employment law is poised to undergo some changes in 2023. Thanks to the narrowly divided Congress, these changes are much more likely to take place on the state and local levels than on the national level (but the U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board are still likely to rattle some human resources cages this year). Here are four employment law changes that employers should be aware of during the coming year.
Failure to follow the right regulations could open an organization up to legal scrutiny and hefty fines!
On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally withdrew final regulations promulgated earlier this year under the prior administration which set forth, for the first time by way of an Administrative Procedure Act rulemaking, the analysis the DOL would use to determine whether a worker was an employee or independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As more businesses begin to reintegrate employees into their workplaces, they should be sure to comply with federal laws regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Read on for some not-so-common questions you may need to consider.
Much has changed in working environments during the last year, and there isn't a business or organization around that hasn't been touched by the global pandemic. Manufacturers have been building ventilators and producing PPE and hand sanitizer instead of their usual products. Healthcare providers have been overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and dialing back on routine care. The retail, education, and public sectors, too, have been completely disrupted.