As the U.S. continues to struggle with the impact of the pandemic on health, safety, and the economy, it is likely that many employers will have yet another issue to face as they attempt to maintain and reopen their businesses: lawsuits.
The Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind the DACA program, which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children from potential removal, and offers them work authorization.
As the nation continues the gradual reopening of workplaces and the economy, the EEOC has updated its guidance to provide information to employers regarding their responsibilities under federal civil rights laws.
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.
As more businesses reopen across the country, it is time to come together (virtually) to discuss an additional challenge some employers might face in the coming weeks: an increased minimum wage obligation for non-exempt employees.