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How Fraudsters Target Payroll Employees

Since our last blog about the increase in cyber-attacks on employers through phishing, vishing (voice phishing), and smishing (text phishing), we've received a number of inquiries about how unsuspecting employees get tricked and what to do to prevent it. Read more

IRS Modifies Guidance on 2020 Payroll Tax Deferral Extending Repayment Period

Yesterday the IRS released Notice 2021-11 addressing how employers who elected to defer certain employees' taxes can withhold and pay the deferred taxes throughout 2021 instead of just the first four months of the year.   Read more

COVID-19 Litigation in 2021: COVID-19 Sick Leave Class Actions Are Here

With the start of the new year, we all want to forget about everything that 2020 and COVID-19 imposed on us.  Walmart, Inc., however, is facing a class action lawsuit related to COVID-19 sick pay that is sure to extend well into 2021 and beyond.   Read more

Planning to Continue Telework in 2021? Be Ready For Pandemic-Based Phishing Schemes

In December 2020, the Attorneys General from New Jersey, New York, and five other states reached a $2 million deal with CafePress to resolve claims relating to a data breach that exposed the personal information of 22 million consumers.  Yesterday, six current or former Canon U.S.A. employees filed a class action against the camera manufacturer in New York federal court after a data breach exposed their personal information, including bank account numbers utilized for payroll.   Read more

*New* Federal COVID-19 Aid Legislation Is Finally Here-What Employers Need to Know

Back in April 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Now, after months of debate, the second COVID-19 economic aid package, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, is here.  President Trump has not signed the new legislation into law just yet.  But a broad outline of the new legislation is below:

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance regarding how employers should manage COVID-19 vaccine decisions. The complete guidance can be found here. Here are 5 important takeaways from today's EEOC's publication:

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Alert: California Consumer Privacy Act Changes Impact Employers & Companies

More privacy news from the Golden State.  On November 3, 2020, California voters passed a ballot measure that will expand the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  This amendment, also known as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), will substantially expand the current privacy obligations the CCPA imposes on employers and businesses that collect Californians' personal information. Read more

How to Respond to Anti-Mask Sentiment at Work

On Tuesday, the CDC issued new guidance that wearing a mask helps protect both the wearer and those around them from COVID-19 transmission. The CDC's statement updates previous guidance suggesting the main benefit of mask wearing was to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus to others. Read more

Attention Employers: CDC Updates Definition of "Close Contact"

The CDC has changed the definition of "close contact" for purposes of COVID-19 exposure. This will change employers' contact tracing requirements and potential exposure notification procedures. Read more


The coronavirus pandemic has spawned hundreds of employment-related charges and lawsuits, including dozens of class actions.

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