The Biggest Hidden Secret Delaware Sexual Harassment Inside NCCO Police Department

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify that while at least six women received letters from the Wilmington police investigation, five were told their claims were sustained. The story has also been updated to clarify when New Castle County received the results of two separate investigations into Quinton Watson.   The former deputy chief of […]

Can I Get Fired for Things I Post on my Personal Social Media?

What happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet. DEAN MITCHELL / ISTOCK In 2016, Chipotle employee James Kennedy posted his dissatisfaction about wages on his Twitter account and then passed around a petition about “legally mandated breaks.” Unfortunately, Chipotle decided to fire the employee for violating their social media policy. But then the National […]

Governor Carney Announces Interim Steps Allowing Small Businesses to Expand their Services with Social Distancing in Place

Effective Friday, May 8, Delaware will enforce new steps to provide economic relief to business owners.  Small business Retailers will be allowed to do business using curbside pickup as long as social distancing can be maintained.  These retailers include: Clothing stores Shoe stores Sporting goods, hobby, musical instruments Book, periodical, music stores Department stores Tobacco […]

Thirteenth Modification: State of Emergency Declaration

On April 25, 2020, Governor, John Carney, issued the thirteenth modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware. The thirteenth modification states, effective April 28, 2020, all individuals in the State of Delaware must wear face covering masks in public settings. Specifically, in settings where social distancing regulations may […]

How Should Employers Prepare For COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Due to the concerns arising from the new COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continuing to spread, employers need to plan how to respond to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Here are some tips and strategies employers should make.  Create a Remote Plan  First, all employers should create an Emergency Remote-Work Plan. While business travel at […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Please follow the link to find the U.S. Department of Labor’s Question and Answers Fact Sheet on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. As always should you have any questions or concerns during these difficult times Allen & Associates is here to assist you. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions  

Delaware Department of Labor Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Impact of COVID-19

Please follow this link to find the most recent information from the Delaware Department of Labor regarding Frequently Asked Questions Surrounding the Impact of COVID-19.  As always Allen & Associates is here to assist you with any questions you may have during this difficult time. Delaware Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance FAQ

Families First Coronavirus Response Act What you Need to Know!

Families First Coronavirus Response Act What you Need to Know! President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law on March 18, 2020. The law provides paid leave benefits for people affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus). It also applies to employers with 500 or fewer employees. Companies with fewer than 50 employees can […]

Internal Revenue Service New W-4

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a resign of the W-4 Tax Form. Effective January 1, 2020 employers must provide all new hires the redesigned W-4[1]. The new design was created to reduce complication and complexity and increase simplicity. The questions are more direct to make tax withholding easier for new employees. Employees that already […]