As Election Day approaches and despite the anticipated uptick in absentee ballots, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.
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The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued revised regulations concerning paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The revisions, effective September 16, 2020, were made in response to an August 3, 2020, federal district court decision in New York invalidating various aspects of the original regulations promulgated on April 1, 2020
It won’t erase the injustices of the U.S. criminal justice system, but it can help stop its reverberations.
Inside information and influence with the clerks’ former bosses may figure in the transactions, a new study suggests.
Quite apart from the politics surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s death and the fight over her replacement, women of all ages are feeling the loss of a role model.
D.C. Circuit Court finds that a lower court improperly dismissed a lawsuit by an EEOC attorney who said the agency interfered with her pay and benefits and denied reasonable accommodation requests over her filing discrimination claims against federal agencies.
Throughout the Great Recession, the EEOC ignored gross and blatant evidence of systemic age discrimination that dumped millions of older workers into long-term unemployment.
After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has confirmed what was already known by many: IBM leaders directed managers to replace older workers with early career hires.
Plus: Workers debate whether to go public with stories of corporate racism and the systems that reward it.
Our workplaces may well have a very different look in 2021 and beyond as our employees – and our offices – embrace the next normal. And in all likelihood technology will play a big part to in this.
After months of discussion, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health will move forward with emergency statewide standards to address what worker advocates have been calling “an occupational health emergency.”
Employers need to familiarize themselves with changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act — or risk financial consequences, labor attorneys say.
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say,” wrote 19th-century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Pregnancy shouldn’t be an issue in job interviews, assignments, promotions, or day-to-day work. But it is, and sometimes women don’t have the protection that they think they do. For instance, if an employee’s doctor says she should be on light duty due to the pregnancy, the business only has to provide this if