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April 30, 2020

The Next Normal: A Littler Insight on Returning to Work – Handling Concerns about Hesitant or “High-Risk” Employees

As jurisdictions across the country are gradually easing up on stringent business closures and similar restrictions, employers may be confronted with a new dilemma: employees who are hesitant to return to work.

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April 29, 2020

Illinois Department of Human Rights Releases Model Sexual Harassment Training

Under the Workplace Transparency Act, all Illinois employers must provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees by December 31, 2020, and annually thereafter.

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April 25, 2020

EEOC Says Employers Can Administer COVID-19 Tests Before Employees Can Come to Work

In guidance issued on April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that employers may choose to administer COVID-19 testing to employees before they enter the workplace to determine if they have the virus.

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April 23, 2020

New York City Commission on Human Rights Forms COVID-19 Response Team

On April 19, 2020, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) announced that it has formed a COVID-19 response team to handle reports of harassment and discrimination related to the coronavirus outbreak.

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April 22, 2020

Minnesota Update: The Latest COVID-19 Developments Impacting Minnesota Employers

Over the last few weeks, Minnesota’s employment laws have continued to change in significant ways in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 17, 2020

EEOC Temporarily Halts Issuance of Right-to-Sue Letters During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently confirmed that it has stopped issuing right-to-sue letters in an effort to delay the start of litigation deadlines.

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April 16, 2020

Virginia Enacts New Legislation Offering Additional Protection to Workers

When the Democrats took control of the General Assembly in addition to the governorship in the November 2019 election, many predicted an expansion of workers’ rights. That prediction was realized with the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session.

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April 16, 2020

Washington State Governor Issues Proclamation Granting “High-Risk” Employees Additional Protections

On April 13, 2020, Washington Governor Inslee issued a proclamation prohibiting employers from engaging in certain employment practices with respect to employees considered high-risk under the proclamation.

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April 15, 2020

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Options for Texas Employers in the Face of COVID-19

As they struggle to stay afloat during this time of crisis, many employers are looking for legal, humane ways to cut costs, including in payroll and benefits. This article summarizes the current state of Texas law on these subjects.

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April 15, 2020

The Other Ugly Virus of 2020: Anti-Asian Bias

The EEOC recently called on employers to be more attentive about creating “respectful workplaces” as reports continue to emerge about the harassment and mistreatment directed to people of Asian descent, in reaction to the novel coronavirus.

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