As 2020 is winding down, now is the time to review your HR practices and policies to ensure you are keeping current with new regulations, labor laws and market trends. As your company has evolved and changed this year, your current policies and practices may need to be reviewed and adapted. Here is what we recommend you review before the end of the year.
In a final ruling dated October 15, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded a pilot program that began in 2015 to allow the EEOC and private employers to electronically submit documents and communicate with the agency online.
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer can generally reduce exempt employees’ regular salary for certain COVID-19-related reasons. However, the reduction cannot be made after the fact or based on the employer’s day-to-day or week-to-week needs. In other words, exempt employees must be paid their predetermined salary for any workweek in which the employee provided any services.