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Employment

The spread of coronavirus is an immediate concern for all. But after COVID-19 is defeated, employee safety will be back in the spotlight at OSHA.

OSHA Promises to Get Tougher on Repeat Offenders

With the coronavirus spreading, there are no doubt more immediate and urgent concerns at the moment. But at some point, when our attention turns back to “normal,” the safety of employees will remain front and center.  OSHA, in fact, has said as much, promising to crack down on employers with a history of violating federal safety standards.  The …

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Colorado Orders Employers to Give Workers 4 Days of Paid Leave for COVID-19 Testing

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has issued emergency rules to “ensure workers in food handling, hospitality, child care, health care, and education can get paid sick leave to miss work if they exhibit flu-like symptoms and have to miss work awaiting testing results for COVID-19.”  The Health Emergency Leave with Pay, or HELP rules, …

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New Federal Overtime Rules Now in Effect

The rules raised to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold at which employees are exempt from being paid overtime. That’s a 50.3% increase from the previous threshold of $455 per week or $23,660 annually – and it means more than 1 million workers are now eligible for overtime anytime they work more than 40 hours a week.

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