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New Department of Labor Clarification of Definition of Independent Contractor

New Department of Labor Clarification of Definition of Independent Contractor

January 21, 2021

UPDATE: The Biden administration has issued an order which immediately bars further advancement of the DOL’s independent contractor rule previously slated to take effect March 8 and discussed below, until a department or agency head…

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Employer Tip Credit and Tip-Pooling

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Employer Tip Credit and Tip-Pooling

January 20, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule related to compensating tipped employees. The final rule modifies federal regulations in the following ways:

  • It prohibits employers from keeping their…
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Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

December 30, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, the Missouri state minimum wage rate for private businesses will be $10.30 per hour. Private retail and service businesses whose gross annual sales are less than $500,000 and public employers are not required to…

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Rise in Identity Theft-Related Unemployment Fraud

Rise in Identity Theft-Related Unemployment Fraud

December 27, 2020

With the increase in unemployment filings and the expansion of unemployment benefits brought on by COVID-19, states across the country, including Kansas and Missouri, have experienced a significant rise in unemployment claim fraud due to…

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Webinar Video | Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know About Terminations & Layoffs in 2020

Webinar Video | Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know About Terminations & Layoffs in 2020

October 27, 2020

Unfortunately, the topic of terminations and layoffs has become an important one for many employers in 2020. On October 27, Martin Pringle attorneys Terry Mann and Lora Jennings Mizell hosted a virtual discussion for the firm's clients and…

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Webinar Video | Employment Law: 2020 I-9 Compliance and Immigration Update - New Forms and COVID Impact

Webinar Video | Employment Law: 2020 I-9 Compliance and Immigration Update - New Forms and COVID Impact

October 14, 2020

Thank you to those who were able to join Martin Pringle attorneys Rick Thompson and Ashlyn Lindskog for a virtual discussion on October 14, 2020, about what employers need to know about I-9 compliance in 2020 and current immigration issues…

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Martin Pringle Offers Virtual Employment Law Webinar Series

Martin Pringle Offers Virtual Employment Law Webinar Series

September 08, 2020

Back-to-School and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Thursday, September 17
11am


Presented by Martin Pringle Employment Law Attorneys, Ashlyn Lindskog & Michelle Moe Witte

Join Martin Pringle attorneys Michelle Moe Witte and…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Fire Employees for Being Homosexual or Transgender

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Fire Employees for Being Homosexual or Transgender

June 16, 2020

“An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” -U.S. Supreme Court

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling on whether an employer can fire an individual for being…

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Disciplinary Suspensions – With or Without Pay?

Disciplinary Suspensions – With or Without Pay?

January 24, 2020

by Martin Pringle Employment Attorney Ashlyn Lindskog

The Big 12 Conference issued its formal reprimands in response to this week’s brawl between the Kansas and Kansas State basketball teams, handing down multiple suspensions.  College…

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New 2020 Form W-4

New 2020 Form W-4

January 07, 2020

On December 5, 2019 the IRS issued the redesigned 2020 Form W-4, which determines how much federal income tax is withheld from an employee’s paycheck. The IRS explained that the new form will “reduce the form’s complexity” and “helps with…

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