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New Philadelphia Ordinance Prohibits Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

USA - June 14 2021 Philadelphia recently passed an ordinance that prohibits employers from requiring “a prospective employee to submit to testing for the presence of…

Seventh Circuit Decision Could Expand Employer Leave Obligations Under USERRA

USA - April 21 2021 Are employers required to pay wages to employees who are absent due to military service, similar to how they would be paid for jury duty or to…

The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

USA - March 15 2021 On March 11, nearly a year after the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and CARES Act, and three months after the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus package called the

New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention Programs

USA - February 23 2021 What do employers need to know about the recently released Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance for COVID-19 prevention…

When the COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives, Will Your Business Be Ready?

USA - December 16 2020 On a nearly daily basis, Americans hear promising news about vaccine developments that will help protect us from COVID-19. As the reality of a safe…

Voters Nationwide Approve Ballot Measures Impacting the Workplace

USA - November 18 2020 While President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over incumbent President Donald Trump dominated Election Day 2020, voters also approved various ballot…

Too close for comfort: CDC’s latest guidance significantly expands the definition of “close contact”

USA - November 3 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance that significantly expands the definition of “close contact” for…

New York Releases Guidance on paid sick leave; key questions remain unanswered

USA - November 3 2020 As discussed in our previous post, the New York Sick Leave Law (NYSLL) went into effect on September 30 for accrual purposes, and employe…

New York Sick Leave Goes Into Effect on September 30, 2020

USA - September 8 2020 Effective September 30, 2020, New York will have two separate sick leave laws: one specific to COVID-19 (NY COVID-19 Sick Leave Law), and one that is…

Virginia Issues New COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Rules

USA - August 12 2020 On July 27, 2020, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) adopted a first-of-its-kind statewide regulation mandating all employers adopt…