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Corporate Services, Inc. Newsletter

The Corporate Review: employment-related news gathered by Corporate Services for your review.

Vol. XII — No. 1

Corporate Employment Services, Inc.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Here is a sample of some of the news Corporate Services has put together for you. We hope you find it interesting and relevant. You can find these articles and more at

Federal Court Decision Protects Independent Contractor Status

On March 14, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas delivered a victory for businesses that utilize independent contractors, and for independent contractors themselves, when it held that the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2021 delay and ultimate withdrawal of regulations governing independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (the "IC Rule") was unlawful.more

IRS Updates FAQs for Tax Credits Under FFCRA

With tax season upon us, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on tax credits for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for leave prior to April 1, 2021.more

Decreasing Prospects for Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage to $15

The centerpiece of the Biden administration's labor and jobs agenda is an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour. Last year President Biden, via executive power, instituted a $15 minimum wage for federal contractors, but it has proven a harder lift on Capitol Hill to legislate this rate on the private sector.more

Wisconsin Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana, But Leaves It Illegal

A recently introduced Wisconsin bill proposes to decriminalize marijuana and includes a provision limiting an employer's liability for not testing employees. The bill does not prevent employers from testing employees, however, or disciplining them for testing positive for marijuana use.more

My Work Rule is Legal Today, But What About Tomorrow?

Whenever the White House switches from one party to the other, there are risks because new appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) mean changes will occur in how it interprets and enforces the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).more

Congress Passes Bipartisan Arbitration Limitation

This week brings a significant change for employment arbitration, as both houses of Congress approved a bill, Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which now heads to the White House for President Biden's signature.more

Court Agrees, Medical Inquiry was Justified

Employers need to be very mindful of requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they ask their employees medical questions or seek medical records. But that does not mean such requests are never justified.more