The question before the Supreme Court in a trio of cases was whether Title VII, prohibiting discrimination in the workplace “because of sex,” encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Court held that it does.
WPI sees this as a positive development, a true win-win for businesses and their employees, and asserts in this podcast that the right to cure should be seriously considered and adopted in other employment and labor laws as well.
In a decision released on June 10, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its prior position regarding whether the Board may exercise jurisdiction over faculty at religious institutions of higher education.
As San Diego County, California employers scrambled to find thermometers to comply with the county health order temperature check requirement, the county did an about-face on its employee health screening directives.
In Notice 2020-46, the IRS explains how employees can forgo their paid time off balances to allow their employers to make donations to charities that are assisting individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued updated COVID-19 guidance for restaurants, bars, and wineries in the Golden State, with a recommended effective date of June 12, 2020.
The Canadian federal government has introduced Bill C-17, An Act respecting additional COVID-19 measures, for first reading. If passed in its current form, Bill C-17 would, among other things, make changes to the CEWS and the CERB.