Poor home-office ergonomics and pandemic-related stress can cause health problems. Here’s how to manage those issues in your (remote) workplace.
Archives for October 7, 2020
Conducting business in the U.S. Virgin Islands poses unique challenges not often encountered in the states, but also unique opportunities. This 20-part series offers tips for doing business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, covering a broad array of topics affecting employers. Part 12 of this series addresses the workplace laws
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently released Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) for California’s Fair Chance Act. The Fair Chance Act, commonly referred to as California’s “ban the box” law, imposes restrictions on when and how employers may inquire about and consider an applicant’s criminal history, including
Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Melissa Peters and Kennell Sambour describe the states virus-related requirements.
Carlo Majer, Edgardo Ratti and Guillaume Desmoulin offer perspectives on the employer survey.
Harry DeCourcy sees the changes as putting workplace safety in the spotlight.
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Last week we wrote about government agencies’ tendencies to “flip-flop” on guidance related to preventing transmission and spread of coronavirus (“COVID-19”), and how this impacts employers’ ability to meet health and safety compliance obligations expectations and avoid regulatory liability. Underscoring these points, on Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Mark Phillis suggests guidelines need to reflect the business reality of more video calls.
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Donald Dowling reminders employers that data protection warnings are mandatory in certain jurisdictions.
Devjani Mishra encourages employers to identify circumstances that could foster harassment or discrimination.
Jeff Nowak offers a question for each candidate.
Rhonda Levy and Barry Kuretzky encourage employers to be attentive to the language used in their statements about individuals – both to their own employees and to the general public.
Canadian Employment Law Today
Tom Bender describes the potential and benefits of the Littler Pay Equity Assessment.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Robert Stępień comments on the financial aspect of remote work.
Jim Paretti expects employers will need to look more closely at telework requests.