On September 6, 2021, the New York State commissioner of health designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease, thereby triggering certain requirements under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act.
Companies that hire employees and engage independent contractors in California should brace for a significant slowdown in background checks that include criminal record searches in California state courts.
A recent trial court decision offers some encouragement for certain businesses facing the ongoing wave of litigation in which plaintiffs are asserting website accessibility claims under Title III of the ADA.
The California Privacy Rights Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, grants six new rights to California residents in their roles as employees, applicants, independent contractors, and other human resources members.
On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAVI) proposed by the OFCCP for the verification and upload of federal contractor affirmative action plans.