Insight
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July 10, 2020

High Court Declines to Resolve Circuit Split on Whether Prior Salary is “A Factor Other Than Sex” that Can Justify a Pay Disparity Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

On July 2, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino. The question for review whether prior salary is a “factor other than sex” that can justify a pay disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act.

ASAP
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July 10, 2020

Navigating Limitations for Employer’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Despite best intentions, employers may be unknowingly setting themselves up for future lawsuits by improperly broadening diversity and inclusion initiatives.

ASAP
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July 9, 2020

COVID-19: APAC at a Glance

The coronavirus pandemic has affected workplaces across the globe. Governments are scrambling to adopt measures to help stem the spread of the virus, while recognizing an employer’s need to stay in business.

Insight
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July 9, 2020

California Fireworks: Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and San Mateo County Enact Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

In the span of just over one week, three local governments in Northern California enacted emergency paid sick leave ordinances.

ASAP
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July 8, 2020

NLRB Specifies Recommended Protocols for Manual Elections During COVID-19

After months of permitting almost exclusively mail ballot elections due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the National Labor Relations Board released “suggested” protocols on July 6, 2020 for holding manual elections.

Podcast
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July 8, 2020

Using Emerging Technologies as Employees Return to Work

A discussion of the role technologies like robotics, AI and thermal imaging have played in the workplace following the outbreak of COVID-19.

ASAP
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July 7, 2020

Phase IV Initiated: Illinois Returns to Work with Certain Conditions and Employer Requirements

Governor Pritzker recently issued Executive Order 2020-43, directing compliance with the Phase IV Return to Work toolkit and training requirements of the Restore Illinois Plan.

ASAP
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July 7, 2020

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda

The federal government recently released its unified federal regulatory agenda–the document that outlines regulatory and deregulatory actions agencies expect to take in coming months. Issues involving labor and employment featured prominently on the list.

Insight
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July 7, 2020

New San Francisco Emergency Ordinance Requires Layoff Notices, Reemployment Rights and Reasonable Accommodation for Eligible Workers

San Francisco has enacted an emergency ordinance that requires certain employers to provide written notice when layoffs occur, grants reemployment rights, and prohibits discrimination against employees who experience a family care hardship.

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