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On November 18, 2020, the Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment award in favor of Lowe’s Home Centers LLC (Lowe’s), holding that it did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when a disabled, long-term employee was removed from his senior role and passed over for two similar vacant
On November 17, 2020, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is seeking public input on its updated Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (the Manual).
Representative Joyce Beatty, Democrat-Ohio, recently introduced a bill to nullify Executive Order 13950, which prohibits federal contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients from inculcating “race or sex stereotyping,” “race or sex scapegoating,” and other “divisive concepts” in their workplace
Twenty-four Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
The WHD Addresses Whether Time That Non-Exempt Employees Spend In Voluntary Training Programs Is Compensable Under The FLSA
On November 3rd, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published an opinion letter addressing whether the FLSA requires employers to pay non-exempt employees for time that they spend in voluntary training programs.
The National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance have sued the Trump Administration, seeking to enjoin Executive Order 13950 as unconstitutional.
As travel increases despite ongoing pandemic concerns, hotel operators must address how to welcome back the increased workforce needed to care for more guests.
As we’ve reported, earlier this month the White House issued Executive Order 13950, which prohibits federal contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients from inculcating “race or sex stereotyping,” “race or sex scapegoating,” and other “divisive concepts” in their workplace trainings.
Trade and professional organizations continue to take issue with Executive Order 13950, Executive Order on Combating Race and Stereotyping.
Executive Order Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping: OFCCP Issues Guidance, Some Professional and Trade Associations Issue Statements Opposing It
The OFCCP has issued guidance regarding Executive Order 13950.
Alexandra M. Romero, Genaira L. Tyce, Michael L. Stevens, Darrell S. Gay, Linda M. Jackson, Henry Morris, Jr., Travis L. Mullaney, Kevin R. Pinkney
Government contractors may wish to seek further legal review of all diversity and inclusion training materials used.
Effective January 1, 2021, California employers must provide significantly expanded family and medical leave under state law.
As we previously reported, Maryland has passed several employment laws that go into effect on October 1, 2020.
US Department of Labor Proposes New FLSA Rule to Distinguish between Employees and Independent Contractors
Yesterday, the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division proposed a new rule designed to “bring clarity and consistency to the determination of who’s an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.”
California Expands Workers Compensation Coverage for COVID-19 Cases and Provides CAL OSHA With Greater Authority to Address Potential Exposures
SB 1159 expands the presumption of workers’ compensation liability for employees who contract COVID-19 due to a workplace outbreak.
Adding to various paid sick leave requirements that employers must navigate in the COVID-19 environment, California has once again expanded its state law paid sick leave mandates.
It’s not uncommon for a worker to perform services for an employer – A – that simultaneously benefit another person – B.
A “neutrality agreement” is generally one in which an employer agrees neither to assist nor oppose a union organizing campaign.
On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increases the filing fees for certain immigration and naturalization petitions.
DOL Opines That Weekly Hours Do Not Have to Fluctuate Above and Below 40 Hours to Qualify for the Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Method
The Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the WHD) issued an Opinion Letter on August 31, 2020.
The Wage and Hour Division Answers Questions About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act As Schools Reopen
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act allows eligible employees to take up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of expanded family and medical leave – 10 paid – for specified reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On August 24, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 addressing employer obligations for tracking time worked by remote workforces.