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NLRB Changes Course With Respect to Offensive Language in the Workplace 

Aug 06, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board recently made it easier for employers to terminate or otherwise discipline employees for making offensive or abusive statements, including profane, racist, and sexually unacceptable remarks, in the course... Read More
 

COVID-19 Workplace Update: Federal Court ruling could shake up FFCRA regulations 

Aug 05, 2020
A New York federal court ruled this week that major portions of the Department of Labor’s regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) exceeded the Department’s authority. The FFCRA was passed by Congress in March of this year to aid American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the FFCRA, employers are required to offer sick leave and emergency family leave to employees who are unable to work due to a qualifying reason related to COVID-19. ... Read More
 

Governor DeWine Issues State-Wide Mask Mandate for Ohio, Recommends Self-Quarantine for Travelers from COVID Hotspots 

Jul 24, 2020
During Wednesday’s Coronavirus Press Briefing, Governor Mike DeWine announced that face coverings will become mandatory in all 88 counties across the State of Ohio beginning Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00pm. Previously, the Governor... Read More
 

EEOC Offers New Pandemic Guidance on Disability and Age Discrimination 

Jun 16, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released new guidance addressing some common questions involving the intersection between certain discrimination laws and the COVID-19 crisis. Since the EEOC has been fairly quiet lately... Read More
 

Supreme Court Grants Title VII Protections to Gay, Transgender Employees 

Jun 15, 2020
To the surprise of some observers, the U.S. Supreme Court released its landmark Bostock v. Clayton County decision Monday morning, holding by a 6-3 vote that the approximately 8.1 million employees who self-identify as LGBTQ+ may not be... Read More
 
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