The American Rescue Plan Act: How the New Legislation Affects Employers

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Within this $1.9 trillion relief Bill, Congress extended certain previously enacted COVID-19 stimulus package provisions and expanded on previous measures, providing more relief and creating new … Continue reading

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The New Reality: The Remote Workplace Is Here—Maybe Permanently!

A recent survey conducted by the Society of Human Resource Managers revealed that one of the top employment issues businesses face today is how best to train supervisors to effectively manage a remote workforce.  Close behind supervisory training is the … Continue reading

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Not So Fast: EEOC Withdraws Its Recently Issued Proposed Rules Addressing Employer Vaccination Incentives

Employers may recall that, in the final days of the Trump Administration, the EEOC issued proposed regulations addressing incentives related to wellness programs and their lawfulness under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). … Continue reading

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California Employers with 100+ Employees Should be Aware of Fast Approaching Pay Data Report Deadline

Employers with 100 or more employees nationally and at least one employee in California are required to submit a pay data report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing no later than March 31, 2021.  Similar to the Federal … Continue reading

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Parental Leave – It’s Not Just a Women’s Issue

A complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court earlier this week highlights a blind spot for many employers. When thinking about parental leave issues, employers often focus on their women. But men have the same rights as women when it comes … Continue reading

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Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Law – Recent Developments

2020 brought employment law practitioners several federal court decisions that proved to be interesting, instructive and, at times, entertaining. Some decisions were victories for employees, and others were victories for employers. No matter the outcome, however, all the opinions continue … Continue reading

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Can Companies Use the Outside Sales Exemption During a Pandemic?

COVID-19 has altered the way nearly every employee performs their work. Videoconferencing and phone calls have largely replaced in-person visits and face-to-face meetings in many workplaces. By extension, many sales employees who used to visit customers in person now do … Continue reading

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Show Them the Money: Colorado’s New Equal Pay Law

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the “Act”) goes into effect January 1, 2021. To implement the Act, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment recently adopted the Equal Pay Transparency (“EPT”) Rules. Here, we summarize certain notable features of … Continue reading

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Cal-OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously passed an emergency Cal-OSHA regulation. The final draft was sent to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 20, 2020. OAL will have 10 days … Continue reading

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Mail or In-Person Voting? The NLRB Issues Guidance on Representation Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As with many other facets of life, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handles representation cases. This week, in Aspirus Keweenaw & Michigan Nurses Ass’n, Petitioner, 370 NLRB No. 45 (2020), the NLRB adopted a … Continue reading

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