As local and state governments shift towards a full reopening of public and private work sectors, following an unprecedented year in which remote work became a strategy for dealing with a global pandemic, businesses are currently grappling with how to physically
Archives for May 7, 2021
The race to enact Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation moves forward on a state-by-state basis while the NCAA continues to hold its promised formal NIL legislation in abeyance while awaiting one of several federal legislative proposals to move forward. While the number of states that have either introduced legislation
On April 20, 2021, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law a name, image, and likeness (NIL) bill, making Alabama the tenth state to enact such legislation.
The SolarWinds hack highlights the critical need for organizations of all sizes to include cyber supply chain risk management as part of their information security program. It is also a reminder that privacy and security risks to an organization’s data can come from various vectors, including third party vendors and
Michael Gotzler explains how the proposed PRO Act can negatively affect employers in multiple industries. (Subscription required.)
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C. could impact your business.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently updated its COVID-19 response plan. Last year, OSHA focused much of its COVID-19 related attention on healthcare, elderly care, and prisons. This new Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 and National Emphasis Program — Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) guidance shifts its
On May 5, 2021, Cal/OSHA issued much-awaited FAQs which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case (at work or otherwise). Prior to this guidance, fully vaccinated employees in California with exposure
President Joe Biden’s American Citizenship Act of 2021, introduced in Congress in February, would provide large-scale immigration reform. But it will be difficult to pass such a comprehensive bill.
The last time comprehensive immigration reform made it through Congress was in 1986, during the Reagan Administration (although another, smaller bill
Dane Steffenson shares his opinion on how the DOL will affect the future state of the economy. (Subscription required.)
Upholding the trial court’s dismissal of an FLSA collective action, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated that an employee’s commute time is compensable only when the commute is “integral and indispensable” to the employee’s job duties. Bennett v. McDermott Int’l, Inc., 2021 U.S. App. Lexis 10948 (5th Cir. Apr.
Donald Dowling provides insight to HR professionals about wandering workers. (Subscription required.)
Michael Lotito comments on the proposed AB5 independent contractor law in California.
Bruce Sarchet explains how employers are adjusting wage based on remote worker locations. (Subscription required.)
The North Bay Business Journal
Kevin O’Neill shares how quality training can help employers mitigate future risks.
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