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U.S. Department of Labor issues first guidance on Trump Executive Order 13950 prohibiting federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating or implementing workplace diversity and inclusion trainings.
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Revisions and clarifications to the FFCRA’s paid leave regulations take effect September 16, 2020. DOL revises definition of health care provider, revises employee notice and documentation requirements, reaffirms that leave may be taken only if the employee has work from which to take leave, and reaffirms that an employee must obtain the employer’s approval to...
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Pursuant to the memo “Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster,” employers will be allowed to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee portion of Social Security taxes if the employee’s bi-weekly pre-tax pay is less than $4,000. The IRS issued additional guidance for employers in implementing the payroll...
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NLRB returns to joint employer status test that says a business is a joint employer only if it has “substantial direct and immediate control” over workers.
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Executive order mandating face masks in City of Evansville revoked as Indiana statewide face mask mandate takes effect.
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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb mandates statewide use of face masks beginning Monday, July 27
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Clean face masks or covering must be worn by all persons age six (6) and older within the City of Evansville at any time during which they will be in contact with people who are not household members, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Several exceptions apply.
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DOL states that eligible employees may take paid FFCRA or extended leave if a minor child’s summer camp (or other like summer program) is closed due to COVID-19.
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EEOC guidance to employers on how to handle employees who are 65 and older, pregnant employees, and employees of Chinese or Asian heritage; the need to protect employees from harassment in electronic communications; and whether ADA requires accommodations for employees who have family members more susceptible to COVID-19.
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U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees for being homosexual or transgender. Employers should review and revise policies and practices and train supervisors.
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