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Archives for July 7, 2020
Executive Summary: An Auburn University student claims he did not get what he bargained for in being relegated to distance learning instead of having an in-person educational experience. On June 30, 2020, Steven Bailey filed a federal court class action lawsuit against the university based on the school’s decision to provide online courses instead of in-person instruction during the Spring semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See Bailey v. Auburn University, Case No. 3:20-cv-457-ECM-WC (pending in the Middle District of Alabama).
Salesforce surveyed over 3,500 consumers worldwide to gain a pulse check on how workers view the prospect of returning to the next normal. As businesses, governments, and cities are all in different phases of reopening, they are all in a constant state of evaluating what is safe, what is not, and what the next weeks, months, and years will look like.
During the pandemic, HR leaders are doing double duty looking after remote and on-site employees. Here is advice on how to make it all work.
With unemployment claims in the United States now reaching more than 45 million, the pandemic is laying bare the great deficiencies of the American education and workforce infrastructure, which has never been well-suited to helping low-wage workers navigate to higher economic ground.
A male Baldwin Park police officer has filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against a male supervisor.
Executive Summary: South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed into law the South Carolina Lactation Support Act (SC Lactation Act or the Act), which requires all South Carolina employers to provide reasonable break time, paid or unpaid, and reasonable space to workers wishing to express breast milk while at work. The Act went into effect on June 25, 2020, and by July 25, 2020, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) will post on its website compliance information related to the Act. Employers must comply with the Act within 30 days of SCHAC posting this information.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Janet Dhillon announced a pilot program to change aspects of the agency’s mediation program, including expanding the types of worker bias allegations that are eligible for the process.
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Aaron Crews talks about AI and the recruiting process.
OSHA offers guidance on the use of face coverings
Ole Kristian Olsby offers guidance on returning workers.
Interntional Law Office
James Paretti considers how the court decision will affect different parts of the country.
Wall Street Journal
Jim Paretti comments on the Supreme Court decision.
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Kelley Edwards describes the implications of the Supreme Court decision.
Houston Business Chronicle