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OFCCP Seeks to Tweak Disability Self-Identification Form

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 11, 2019
At a time when the Agency has begun embarking on Section 503 Focused Reviews, OFCCP continues work to prevent discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Last week, as national disability awareness month began, OFCCP quietly published a request to tweak its prescribed disability self-identification form. The revisions seek to streamline the form and provide additional guidance to applicants and employees asked to complete the form seemingly in the hopes of increasing participation.

Dear Littler: Should I Allow Leave for Domestic Abuse Affecting an Employee’s Family Member?

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 11, 2019
Dear Littler: I am a manager at a mid-size company in Florida. An employee just asked for time off so that she can help her sister, who lives with her, deal with issues related to abusive behavior by the sister’s boyfriend. We have a leave policy in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, but this does not look like a typical FMLA-covered request. What are our obligations here? We are seeking to expand into Maine, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, and we want to set the stage for good policy going forward.

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with CCPA FAQs!

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 11, 2019
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)! NCSAM is an annual event designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and co-led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA). NCSAM is a collaborative effort by both government and industry leaders intended to enhance public awareness regarding cybersecurity . This year’s agenda emphasizes personal accountability and taking proactive steps both at home and in the workplace to enhance cybersecurity. This year’s motto is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT – #becybersmart, and focuses on areas such as consumer privacy, consumer devices and e-commerce security.

California Makes Sweeping Changes to Lactation Accommodation Requirements

Fisher Phillips • October 11, 2019
Following San Francisco’s lead, California will soon significantly expand the obligation of most employers to provide break time and a location to express breast milk. The new law, just signed into effect by Governor Newsom on October 10, 2019, will become effective January 1, 2020. What do California employers need to know about their new obligations?

Third Time’s a Charm for AB 51

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 11, 2019
California employers received some harsh news: starting on January 1, 2020, employers may not require employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

The Federal Arbitration Act Takes The Bite Out Of The Empire State’s Sexual Harassment Law

Brody and Associates, LLC • October 11, 2019
This just in: Employers in New York State can still compel arbitration of sexual harassment claims under certain circumstances. This is great news for employers.
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