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Hey Compliance Warriors! As if you didn’t have enough to do, California has added a few more tasks to your list. Read on… Via: https://calemploymentlawupdate.proskauer.com Late last week, Gov. Newsom signed AB 685 into law which, among other things, adds section 6409.6 (“Section 6409.6”) to the Labor Code.  The new statute, which takes effect January 1, 2021, requires […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you been keeping up with California leave laws? I know it’s a lot. Here is a good update! Read on… Via: https://www.gtlaw ‘Regular’ Sick Leave Laws and Ordinances State of California (AB 1522) – text of the law, guidance and FAQs from the Labor Commissioner City of Berkeley – guidance from the City’s Housing and Community Services Department (including […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! When is a confirmed COVID-19 case in your workplace recordable under OSHA regs? Read on…   Via: https://www.velaw.com/insights/its-hard-to-be-positive-when-is-a-confirmed-case-confirmed-under-oshas-covid-19-reporting-standards/ As employers re-open workplaces, the use of rapid COVID-19 testing has proliferated. But if an employer learns of a positive result, is it required to report that result on its workplace injury logs? The […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Have you heard about the big step Michigan has taken to require training and recordkeeping for COVID-19 issues?  Read on… Via: https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/michigan-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-adopts-covid-19 In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the law that served as the basis for Governor Whitmer’s emergency COVID-19 orders since April 30, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety […]

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As you are probably aware, due to the overwhelming political coverage, mailers, commercials, etc., election day is quickly approaching. However, even though early voting has already started in the Lone Star State, employees may still need ask for time off to vote. Employers that simply say “no” to their employees might be violating Texas law. […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! New York State’s new paid sick leave law (“NYSSL”) took effect on September 30, 2020, requiring employers to allow employees to begin accruing paid sick leave benefits immediately. But, when can they begin using the paid leave? Read on… Employees may use their accrued leave under the NYSSL starting January 1, 2021. In […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! Quest Diagnostics, a provider of medical diagnostic information services that aid in the diagnosis and detection of diseases, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the religi­ous beliefs of a long-term employee and subsequently fired her, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on September […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! This week, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year. Read on…

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In what is perhaps a first of its kind situation, an Amazon warehouse worker, identifying as male, filed an employment suit against the giant company after allegedly suffering discrimination when he announced to his boss that he is pregnant. The plaintiff, whose suit was removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New […]

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Hey compliance Warriors! Since we’ve been talking about the EEOC a lot lately, with so many cases going on right now, this article seemed rather appropriate. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments. Article Via: Hrdive.com “The ADA requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified workers and applicants, unless doing […]

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