Beginning July 1, 2021, Virginia employers will be subject to new state overtime pay requirements. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Overtime Wage Act on March 31, 2021. Previously, Virginia had been content to rely on the overtime pay requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr (AGC) has announced in a memorandum that his office will return to “vigorous enforcement” of employee rights under Section 7 rights of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced it will conduct a comprehensive review of its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, starting with a public hearing on the issues of sexual harassment in school environments, including sexual violence, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also anticipates publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the Title IX regulations.
Eileen Keefe, Daniel Blanchard and Timothy McCarthy co-author “Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Paid-Sick-Leave Law,” published by SHRM.
Sheri Giger discusses best practices for devising workplace policies related to COVID-19 vaccinations and related legal considerations in “Legal Considerations for Your Workplace Vaccination Policy,” broadcast by Paychex.
Jeffrey Schlossberg discusses litigation risks related to COVID-19 vaccinations and the return to standard operations following extended remote work in “Advice on contagious (or litigious) workers in the post-COVID workplace,” published Newsday.
North Carolina opened COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone over age 16 on April 7, 2021. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have excellent resources for employers to use to encourage employees to become vaccinated. The Raleigh News & Observer recently reported that over a quarter of the adult population of North Carolina (more than 2 million people) have already been fully vaccinated.
One of South Carolina’s oldest and largest newspapers may soon become unionized. An affiliate of the Communication Workers of America recently filed a petition seeking to unionize all non-supervisors who work at The State newspaper. The Carolinas are the least unionized States in the nation, but they are certainly not immune to unionization efforts such as the one at The State as well as elsewhere.
Sid Lewis and Jane Heidingsfelder, partners in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Tim Brechtel, a partner in the Tax Practice Group, presented the virtual webinar “What the New Administration Means for HR” to the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management on March 31, 2021.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, requires employers to provide subsidized COBRA coverage to employees (and family members) who qualify for COBRA due to an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours.
Sacramento lawyer says COVID-19 vaccinations may be required to return to work.
As the pandemic crisis and the social landscape continues to evolve, so too must the techniques that employers use to investigate workplace concerns. Employer missteps when conducting internal investigations can create significant legal and financial risks for employers and negatively impact a company’s reputation. This is particularly true in California. During this complimentary webinar, CDF attorneys will identify and discuss strategies for handling the most pressing investigation challenges and steps employers can take to mitigate risks.
This webinar will cover how to:
* Safely and effectively conduct investigations as the pandemic continues to present health and logistical complications
* Investigate race discrimination and harassment claims in the rising tide of bias against Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
* Deal with the fallout from #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #CancelCulture when conducting workplace investigations
Please join the Chair of CDF’s Internal Investigations Practice Group, Daphne Bishop, and CDF attorney Ashley Lopeztello on April 27, 2021 to learn practical insights for conducting internal investigations in today’s legal, virtual and social landscapes.
On April 6, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his goal to have California fully reopen for business as of June 15, 2021. In order to meet this goal, the state must meet the following criteria: (1) the state must have sufficient vaccine supply to vaccinate all Californians who are 16 or older, and (2) hospitalization rates in the state must remain low and stable.
Philip Cameron provides insight regarding employees’ paid time off.
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