In its latest guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone — including individuals fully vaccinated with one of the available COVID-19 vaccines — wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
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Beginning July 25, 2021, employees can use Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WPFML) to care for more people.
Can employers mandate vaccines? The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) says they can, but before employers do, they should consider the many legal and practical risks.
Courtney Malveaux discusses legal and logistical challenges of workplace mask requirements in the wake of evolving CDC guidance and OSHA obligations in “Changing Mask Guidance Confuses Employers and Workers on Safety,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Courtney Malveaux discusses the logistical implications of a prospective heat standard anticipated from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in “OSHA Heat Standard Aimed at Indoor Workers,” published by EHS Today.
Craig Day and Kellie Thomas discuss recent changes from the Internal Revenue Service affecting when retirement plan sponsors may use the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System’s Self-Correction Program to correct failures by retroactive plan amendment in “IRS Updates Self-Correction Program for Retirement Plans,” published by SHRM.
Jackson Lewis is ranked no. 29 on the Law360 400 leaderboard tracking the largest law firms in the United States by domestic attorney headcount in “The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms,” published by Law360.
Schlag discusses preventive tips for mitigating risk related to increasing heat spikes across the United States in “States Create Heat Stress Standards to Protect Workers,” published by Business Insurance.
All employers covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have until August 23, 2021 to submit an EEO-1 Report of demographic workforce data to the EEOC for each of 2019 and 2020. This applies to employers with 100 or more employees, employers affiliated with or owned by another company that has 100 or more employees, or employers where management of the enterprise employs 100 or more persons. It also applies to many federal contractors. Employees are counted in a “snapshot” of a single pay period selected by the employer from the last quarter of the relevant year and include part-time and full-time personnel. An employer may select different a “snapshot” period for each of 2019 and 2020.
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Former and current Google employees said that H.R. would respond to their workplace complaints by referring them to counseling programs instead of addressing the broader issues.
Google delays planned return to offices until mid-October as U.S. companies take new precautions against Delta variant’s spread
New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions.