On July 8, 2021, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (“EOAF”) made available a sample form for employees to request COVID-19 Sick Leave under the recently enacted COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which has been in effect since May 28, permits employees with a primary place of employment in Massachusetts to take up to 40 hours of COVID-19 Sick Leave if they are unable to work for specified COVID-19-related reasons. In order for employers to receive reimbursements from the Commonwealth for the costs of providing COVID-19 Sick Leave, employers must require their employees to submit written requests that include certain information.
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A state judge on Thursday blocked a move by Maryland officials to cut off federal pandemic unemployment benefits two months before they were scheduled to expire.
White River Health System, Inc., headquartered in Batesville, Ark., will pay $52,500 to four former employees as part of the settlement of an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
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A group of Burger King employees in Nebraska collectively quit with a public message that went viral online.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote for a 6-3 majority upholding two Arizona laws impacting voting rights of people of color.
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For leaders figuring out the post-pandemic workplace, it may appear that there are three options: back to the office, fully remote or hybrid.
A more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace doesn’t have to be a dream.
Question: Can my employer fire me for not being a “culture fit?” I’ve been at my company for 10 months. – Maurice
At the start of my career, I went years without taking a vacation. I think I was afraid that if I slowed down even for a minute, I’d miss the boat to Successville.
While remote work remains indefinitely, employees are speaking out that they are not enjoying their jobs anymore and are experiencing a major disconnect from their companies.
The president should focus more on labor markets and less on antitrust policy.
June 2021 culminated in the elimination of COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon and significant changes to the state’s employment laws during the 2021 legislative session. On June 25, 2021, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 21-15 rescinding all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, allowing businesses to operate without a mask mandate or