Tag: laws

protest

Can an Employee Be Fired for Protesting?

2020 is already shaping up to be one of the most divisive election years in recent memory. In the last few months, there have been protests about beach closures, mask requirements, and police reform. Some cities have had consecutive, daily protests for over a month. During this time of heightened political activity and emotions, it […]

Hurricane

Guidance on Preparing for a Hurricane During Pandemic

While we’re all busy thinking about ways to safeguard ourselves, our families, and our businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, let’s not forget hurricane season is in full effect. It started June 1 and runs through November 30. Unfortunately, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season with a […]

Racial

Mississippi Flag Comes Down, But Workplace Tensions May Persist

In the last few months, you can’t turn on the television or the radio without hearing of another incident of racial injustice occurring in the United States. This reality has led many of all races to become more vocal and speak out more generally against racism and to take issue with monuments and flags viewed […]

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 […]

Guard

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.

COVID

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 […]