We are excited that Sara Hinton is joining our team at ConsultStu as a Human Resources Coordinator starting Monday, May 10. Sara will be graduating from Santa Fe College with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Human Resource Management. She will provide human resource services and support to our clients. Please welcome Sara to the team!
Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Landmark Legislation to Ban Vaccine Passports and Stem Government Overreach
Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by local legislators and small business owners in St. Petersburg where he signed Senate Bill (SB) 2006. According to the Governor, the landmark legislation is aimed at stemming the tide of local and state government overreach. Read more.
Labor Department Further Delays FLSA Tip Regulations Final Rule Until the End of 2021
On April 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will further delay, until December 31, 2021, the effective date of portions of the previous administration’s Tip Regulations Final Rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That Final Rule, issued in late December 2020, originally was scheduled to go into effect on March 30, 2021, but the DOL previously extended that deadline to April 30, 2021. Full article.
Biden ups minimum wage to $15 for federal contractor workforce ... coming in 2022
On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order that will, beginning in early 2022, raise the minimum hourly wage from $10.95 to $15.00 for workers working on or in connection with covered federal contracts and subcontracts. Read more.
EEO-1 Reporting Portal is Open
The portal for private-sector employers to submit equal employment opportunity (EEO-1) data is open for reporting! The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 data is July 19, 2021. Companies with over 100 employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees must file EEO-1 reports annually. Link to Portal
OSHA Issues New Recordkeeping Guidance for Employer Required Vaccines
If your company mandates that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine (as a condition of employment), then new OSHA recordkeeping guidance says that your company is required to record any adverse reactions to the vaccine on its OSHA 300 log. Solution - don't mandate the vaccine, recommend it. Read OSHA FAQ.
HR Question: Is there a job search requirement to receive Florida unemployment benefits?
Answer: No. Governor DeSantis hasdirected DEO to waive the work search and work registration requirements for claimants through May 29, 2021. Claimants still need to answer the online questions, but it will not affect their benefits. Claimants must go into the CONNECT system to "claim their benefits" every 2 weeks.
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits do not require a claimant to search for work. Read more.