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COVID’S CONSTANT? … CHANGE

E.E.O.C.’s Expanded Guidelines on Screening, Testing and Pandemic Management The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes an employee’s right to maintain the privacy of his or her medical information notwithstanding any ailment that might limit that person’s ability to perform essential job functions. However, the pandemic’s new “abnormal” quickly led the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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WORKPLACE PANDEMIC PREVENTION

Model Employee Handbook and Forms Include Vital COVID-19 Protocols With the pandemic’s continuing uncertainty, we have updated our model employee handbook and forms package to add key workplace policies and protocols for COVID-19. Our model forms include: Pandemic recovery and prevention measures; Paid sick leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and related federal […]

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OLDER FOLKS ARE PEOPLE TOO

Expanded Federal Pandemic Guidelines Allow Favorable Treatment for Aged 65-Plus Personnel The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) June 17 update of COVID-related guidelines (June 17 Update) offers first-time protocols for the management of aged 65-plus workers in pandemic times under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). COVID-19’s unprecedented circumstances have led the EEOC […]

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BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

COVID 19-Generated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms The current pandemic has been a game-changing wake-up call for us all. Our firm is proud to be helping clients through the maze of COVID-19 generated workplace laws, much of it from Congress’s hasty construction. Accordingly, we have expanded our 2020 model employment handbook and […]

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WHEN THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Key Protection Protocols for an Essential Industry Employee’s COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms As of April 7, all but five states (the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas) have some form of COVID-19 “safer at home” orders in place. For those businesses permitted or directed to stay open as part of the 16 federally-designated “critical infrastructure” sectors, management faces […]

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ACCOMMODATION NATION

LISTEN Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to Employee Disabilities The goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.” Sometimes, however, companies need a not-so-friendly reminder from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of their reasonable accommodation obligations for ADA-protected […]

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THE #METOO MOVEMENT’S IMPACT

EEOC 2018 Report Reflects Increases in Sexual Harassment Charges The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the number of workplace discrimination charges filed nationwide during fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). Of the 76,418 discrimination charges filed last year, retaliation topped the list, totaling 39,469 charges, followed by sex, […]

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EMPLOYEE MEAL PERIODS AND REST BREAKS

California’s Basic Requirements for Daily R&R Except for salaried, legitimately exempt-from-overtime workers, California employers must provide each employee with certain numbers of unpaid meal periods and paid rest breaks depending on how many hours that employee works in a given day. Unpaid Meal Periods First Meal Period: Generally, employers may not employ a worker for […]

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UNLAWFUL RETALIATION DEFINED

Federal Government Publishes Final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation Claims Mary, an African-American employee, complained to her co-workers that her pay was lower than that of Caucasian employees doing similar work. Upon overhearing these conversations, Mary’s supervisor reprimanded her for “distracting” her co-workers with discussions about perceived pay discrimination. The supervisor may be surprised to learn […]

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Federal Agency Weighs in on Pregnancy Discrimination

EEOC Publishes Controversial Enforcement Guidelines On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its first “guidance” on pregnancy discrimination since 1983.  EEOC enforcement guidances are the agency’s interpretations of law.  This set offers EEOC views on what constitutes unlawful pregnancy-based discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), […]

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