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Each year, the IRS sets new limits for employee benefits plans and retirement plans. Please see below for Lake Effect’s ready reference …

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)  and a helpful FAQ detailing the federal mandatory vaccination and testing requirements for large employers …

On October 28, 2021, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule on tipped workers, establishing when tipped employees can …

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #4. The new order is effective November 5, 2021. The …

On October 25, 2021, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance to specifically address religious objections to employer vaccine mandates. The update …

The U.S. Department of Labor’s latest final tip pool rule provisions will take effect on November 23, 2021. For further discussion on …

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #3. The new order is effective October 8, 2021. The …

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #2, effective September 10, 2021 through October 8, 2021. …

As detailed in Lake Effect’s prior blog post, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) includes provisions requiring employers to temporarily subsidize …

On August 13, 2021 Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law broad restrictions on employee non-competes and non-solicitation agreements. The non-solicit restrictions apply …

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its guidance for all employers to reflect the CDC’s July …

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has issued a new Public Health Order, effective August 19, 2021 through September 16, 2021. …

Sheila Conroy weighs in on some of the legal considerations involved with this issue. Source: InsideWis: To compel worker vaccinations or not: …

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a telebriefing (transcript to be uploaded when available) today at 2:00 …

While some organizations have been on site through the pandemic, others have returned in recent months. Many others are planning a more …

The federal government recently increased the fines employers may face for violating federal employment law posting requirements. Going forward, the potential posting …

There have been two important employer reporting updates for Human Resource practitioners. First, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an extension …

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth National Independence Day, making June 19 the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates …

On June 10, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) with a very narrow scope, …

With mask orders lifting around the country, many employers are left wondering what to do in their own workplace. In most communities, …

Outagamie County, Dane County, and the city of Milwaukee have joined the growing list of communities across the country that are lifting …

On May 5, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a new final rule withdrawing the “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair …

On April 26, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the reopening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data …

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has issued a new public health order, Emergency Order #16, effective May 5, 2021. The …