Employers

Employers Beware: EEOC Files Pandemic Related Remote Work Lawsuit

Last month, the EEOC filed a first of its kind lawsuit in federal court in Georgia based on an employer’s denial of an accommodation request to work from home. In the suit, the employee, a former health and safety manager at a facility services company, alleged that at the start of the pandemic, she requested …

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More Guidance Yields More Questions

On September 18, 2021, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation (Guidance) with respect to the COVID-19 virus. For purposes of the Guidance, “quarantine” is the appropriate response if a person may have been exposed to the virus, while “isolation” is the response for a person infected …

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Employer Beware: New NLRB Remedies Plan Promises Pain

Ever since the 2020 presidential election last November, we have forecasted what a President Biden-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and General Counsel would mean for our employer clients. For example, the NLRB stated in an August opinion that it was willing to “explore new make-whole remedies.” In near lock step with the NLRB, General …

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Federal Minimum Wage Has Not Increased in Record Amount of Time

Minimum wage just broke another record today. It will break another tomorrow. Did you know that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in over 12 years? Every day without an increase sets another record for the longest period of time without an increase in the federal minimum wage since the first minimum wage …

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A “Key to NYC” Checklist for New York City Employers

New York City has taken a sweeping approach to help contain the spread of the Delta variant through its “Key to NYC” program, becoming the first U.S. city to do so. With enforcement of “Key to NYC” to begin on September 13, 2021, employers in New York City should begin to make the necessary adjustments …

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