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Laying a Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion: A Case Study

Ogletree Deakins • October 22, 2014
In a previous interview, Michelle P. Wimes, Esq., the Director of Professional Development & Inclusion at Ogletree Deakins, identified challenges that diversity initiatives face and how to overcome them. Here, she describes how she laid a foundation for a successful diversity and inclusion program.

Ebola and the Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations

Ogletree Deakins • October 22, 2014
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is evolving in ways that could not have been foreseen, as a collective brain trust of medical experts and front line workers push for modifications of PPE guidelines to wall off any potential exposure to the Ebola virus.

Ebola in Retail Establishments? How to Prepare

Ogletree Deakins • October 22, 2014
News sources recently reported that one of the Dallas nurses infected with the Ebola virus visited a retail establishment before boarding a plane from Cleveland to Dallas. Since then, retailers and customers have been concerned about Ebola in the retail environment.

Ebola Resource Center

Fisher & Phillips LLP • October 22, 2014
Fisher & Phillips is monitoring the Ebola situation and will be updating the resource center on a regular basis. The materials on this page have been generated from Fisher & Phillips attorneys and other reliable sources to address the rising concerns of employers regarding the Ebola outbreak. Click on any of the links below to learn more.

Ebola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions

Fisher & Phillips LLP • October 22, 2014
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

Court Determines that Employer's FMLA Notice Sent by Email is Not Reliable (Sending Employer World into Tizzy)

Franczek Radelet P.C • October 22, 2014
We have a mini-FMLA crisis on our hands this week, and the courts are to blame. This issue involves the FMLA notices that employers send to employees, but more importantly, the delivery route in which they send them.

States Now Paying the Piper for Recession-Driven Increase In Unemployment Insurance Benefits – How Did We Get Here?

Brody and Associates, LLC • October 22, 2014
Unemployment insurance continues to be front and center in the news. Commentators discuss: the legislation pending in Washington D.C. to extend long-term benefits; changes in state and federal unemployment law; and the rise of unemployment rates across the country. How did everything get so out of control? Here is an overview of how we got here and where we seem to be going.

New California Paid Sick Leave Law May Cause Headaches for Employers

FordHarrison LLP • October 22, 2014
Executive Summary: On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), which provides nearly all employees working in California with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015.
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