Tag: laws

robots

The Fear Is Back: One-Third of Workers Think Robots Will Steal Their Jobs

Technology can be seen as both a blessing and a curse. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, businesses and organizations were quick to implement work-from-home technologies to keep workers on the job and working safely. As the “new normal” of remote work and social distancing continues to dominate the headlines, it makes us wonder: Should we […]

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Keep State, Federal Law in Mind as National Guard Responds to Disruption

As of Monday, June 1, 2020, more than 17,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated in 23 states and the District of Columbia in response to civil disturbances. According to Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Joseph L. Lengyel, that brought the number of National Guard troops engaged in domestic operations at the […]

EEOC

What Is the Fair Chance Act?

Have you heard of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020? This is where you’ll find the new Fair Chance Act.

CARES

An Employer’s Guide to CARES Act Relief

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic assistance to incentivize employers to […]

COVID19

New Jersey DCR Releases COVID-19 FAQs

Last month, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) released a guidance addressing frequently asked questions regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, the DCR focused on protections and obligations under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).

CARES

New WHD Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Last week, we discussed the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, as well as the revisions it underwent as it went through the legislative process. On March 24 and 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first two rounds of published guidance concerning the […]

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Layoff, Furlough Notices Not to Be Forgotten During COVID-19 Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, employers nationwide were struggling to fill positions during a time of record-low unemployment. But seemingly in the blink of an eye, the economic news has turned to temporary shutdowns, mass layoffs, and talk of a recession that could put some employers out of business permanently.