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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delaware House of Representatives to Vote on Marijuana Legalization Bill

On June 5th the Delaware House Revenue and Finance Committee voted in favor of House Bill 110, creating the Delaware Marijuana Control Act. The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. The act allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under one ounce […]

Delaware Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Law and the Importance of the Continuing Advancement of the #MeToo Movement

States all across the U.S. have been continuing to create new laws and advancements in accordance with the ‘Me Too’ movement. The ‘Me Too’ movement which was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence. The goal of the ‘Me Too’ movement is to develop a conversation around sexual violence and in 2006 the […]

#Me Too’s Not Going Away

  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Chair Victoria Lipnic, workers stepping forward to report claims of sexual harassment isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. In the year since the #Me Too movement took off, the EEOC has launched 50 % more sexual harassment lawsuits than it did the previous year. The EEOC […]

Workers will find it easier to Sue their Unions for Negligence

  A new policy implemented by the National Labor Relations Board could cause a major increase in litigation at a time when unions are already struggling to retain members and stabilize finances. According to the NLRB, unions that do not properly process workers’ grievances will be presumptively considered liable unless they can prove otherwise.  “In […]

EEOC Sues Connections CSP For Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including hiring, pay, promotion, firing, and much more. Recently, a human services provider unlawfully fired employees who needed medical leave. According to the EEOC, Connections CSP, Inc. is one of Delaware’s Largest non-profit […]