All Items: Employee Management

  • Marijuana, Minimum Wage on the Ballot Again This Year

    October 19, 2020

    This November 3, voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota will decide marijuana-legalization measures, and voters in Florida will decide a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026.

  • Kansas City Joins Growing Trend of Hairstyle Discrimination Bans

    October 15, 2020

    Effective November 1, Kansas City, Missouri's anti-discrimination law will ban policies that prohibit, limit or otherwise restrict hairstyles and hair texture associated with a particular race.

  • New California Laws Add Diversity Requirements for Companies

    October 9, 2020

    Certain California-based companies will soon face new requirements for diversifying their corporate boards racially, ethnically and in terms of sexual and gender identity, plus new pay data reporting requirements.

  • EEOC's Republican Majority Cemented Through 2022

    September 30, 2020

    Following the confirmation of three new commissioners, the EEOC can be expected to continue taking an employer-friendly approach on a variety of fronts, including wellness regulations and data collection.

  • Google Parent Agrees to $310 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement, Will Implement DEI Initiatives

    September 29, 2020

    Google's parent company has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a group of shareholders. The lawsuit claimed that male executives who had been credibly accused of sexually harassing female employees were improperly awarded multi-million-dollar severance packages.

  • Corporations Step Up to Encourage Voting

    September 23, 2020

    Many corporations have revised workplace policies to encourage employees to take time to vote or to serve as election workers in the November 3 election.

  • Portland Passes Toughest Facial-Recognition Ban in US

    September 17, 2020

    Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.

  • Return-to-Work Coronavirus Testing Will Not Violate ADA, EEOC Says

    September 16, 2020

    Testing employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus before allowing them to enter the workplace generally will meet the "business necessity" standard of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to updated guidance from the EEOC.

  • DOL Revises FFCRA Leave Rules

    September 15, 2020

    The DOL has issued revised rules on leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA in response to a federal district court ruling that struck down some of the previous rules' provisions.

  • CDC Recommends Businesses Install Security Systems, Provide Safe Areas to Limit Coronavirus-Related Violence

    September 2, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided grocery stores, restaurants and other customer-facing businesses advice about how to prevent violence toward workers who may be enforcing policies and practices meant to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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