Entries by ManagEase

OSHA Releases FAQ for COVID-19 Reporting Obligations

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE September 30, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 OSHA recently issued an FAQ for employers to follow to determine reporting obligations when an employee becomes sick with COVID-19 in the workplace. OSHA previously stated that employers must report a workplace illness or injury that results in (1) an in-patient […]

Federal Contractors’ Diversity and Inclusion Training Under Fire

APPLIES TO All Federal Contractors and Subcontractors EFFECTIVE November 21, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Issued on September 22, 2020, Executive Order 13950 prohibits federal contractors from providing any workplace training that “inculcates” in their employees “any form of race or sex stereotyping or race or sex scapegoating.” “The term “race or sex […]

Federal Opinion Letters: EEO Enforcement, Additional Commissioned Employee Overtime Guidance

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released opinion letters providing guidance on Title VII case enforcement and commissioned employee overtime exemptions. EEOC Opinion letter on Section 707.  In its second opinion letter of 2020, […]

6th Circuit: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Requires More than Misuse of Authorized Access

APPLIES TO All Employers with KY, MI, OH, and TN Employees EFFECTIVE September 9, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) prohibits individuals from intentionally accessing a computer without authorization or exceeding their authorized access in certain situations. On September 9, 2020, in Royal Truck & Trailer […]

7th Circuit: Ministerial Exception Does Not Bar Hostile Work Environment Claims

APPLIES TO All Employers in IL, IN, WI with Ministerial Employees EFFECTIVE August 31, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Calumet City, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal stated that the ministerial exception does not bar hostile work environment claims under federal employment discrimination laws. Religious […]

California: Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave Bridges FFCRA Gap

APPLIES TO As Indicated EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 Governor Newsom signed into law AB 1867, which implements supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave for certain employees who are not covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and for food sector workers, as follows. Eligibility: Private employers with 500 or […]

California: CFRA Expands to Most Employers in 2021

APPLIES TO All Employers with 5+ CA Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides family and medical leave to employers that largely mirrors the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with a few differences. SB 1383 will make some significant changes in 2021, […]

California: New COVID-19 Laws Expands Workers’ Comp Coverage, Rapid Notice Requirements

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 685 and SB 1159 into law.  Both pieces of legislation are COVID-19 related.  AB 685 imposes new rapid reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases in the workplace, and SB 1159 expands availability […]

California: Independent Contractor Evolution Continues

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE September 4, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 AB 2257 amends and reconfigures AB 5 to expand exceptions to the definition of “independent contractor,” which uses the ABC rule set forth in Dynamex, and reverts instead to the Borello test for those exceptions. Some of the […]

California: Additional List of Recently Enacted, New Laws

APPLIES TO As Indicated EFFECTIVE As Indicated QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 AB 979 | January 1, 2021 – Publicly traded companies whose principal executive offices are located in California must have at least one director from an “underrepresented community” on their corporate board by the end of 2021, which number increases by the […]