The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has voted to move forward with the rulemaking process to implement considerable changes to the EEOC’s conciliation procedures.
Archives for August 2020
As states reopen and travel restrictions are lifted, how can manufacturers manage the risk of employees returning from vacation travel and potentially putting other employees or customers at higher risk of catching COVID-19?
California employers continue to have complicated questions about the use of independent contractors in the state almost a year after adoption of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which established more stringent standards for the classification of workers as independent contractors.
Additional measures adopted by the Puerto Rico Department of Health to manage the COVID-19 pandemic include administrative fines for noncompliance.
Ryan Lessman, Margaret Strange and Jessica Reed-Baum provide guidance for restaurant employers on how to address customers refusing to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in “Your Guests Refuse to Wear Masks in Your Restaurant. What Do You Do?” published by the National Restaurant Association.
Stacey Cerrone discusses the implications of a recent increase in lawsuits regarding rollbacks of 401(k) plan contributions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in “401(k) Fee Suits Flood Courts, Set for Fivefold Jump in 2020,” published by Bloomberg Law.
As companies operate in this pandemic, there are frequent questions about COVID-19 testing – both if companies should offer the testing and what kind of tests to offer. Nexsen Pruet employment and litigation attorney Nikole Mergo offers guidance on company testing in the video below.
Listen to Bridget Blinn-Spears, Special Counsel with Nexsen Pruet’s employment and labor practice group, discuss recent shifts in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic in the video below.
With kids going back to school, new questions regarding eligibility for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) are cropping up. Thankfully, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently supplemented its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer some of the questions that have arisen thus far.
Employers are missing out on valuable healthcare information and cost-saving opportunities if they don’t analyze their data thoroughly, panelists at the annual Disability Management Employer Coalition digital conference said.
As Pennsylvanians continue to fight the health risks of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf is calling for the General Assembly to pass legislation for paid sick and family leave for workers who need to miss work for an illness or to take care of a loved one.
Few businesses so far have shown interest in adopting Trump’s payroll tax deferral
For many years, we have sought to understand and measure the productivity of knowledge workers, whose inputs and outputs can’t be tracked in the same way as a builder, shelf-stacker, or call center worker.
Paige Smith: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission met behind closed doors Thursday to discuss its authority under a section of civil rights law that’s been marked by discrimination lawsuits against companies such as Cintas Corp. and CVS Pharmacy—and it teased publishing an opinion letter on the matter.