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 compared to other agencies,...
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 discriminated against in the...
On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate approved the House’s version of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by unanimous voice vote. This bipartisan amendment to the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”), which the President has already signed into law, is a...
Pandemic Academics: Three KWW Summer Law Clerks Help Employers Navigate Unprecedented Workplace Issues
Unprecedented times have helped create a unique learning opportunity for three summer law clerks at our Akron boutique labor and employment law firm.“The pandemic has certainly resulted in a high volume of client calls seeking help to manage their workforces,” said...
On Tuesday, May 19, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that streamlines the Fair Labor Standard Act’s Section 7(i) exemption for commissioned retail workers. Although the qualifying criteria remain the same, the new rule reinterprets these criteria in a way...
After some uncertainty, the SBA clarified on Wednesday that it will not investigate borrowers who received Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or less to determine if the loans were properly certified as “necessary” to support the borrower’s ongoing...
As many businesses begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidance surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act and treatment of employees who are at a higher risk of harm from...
After much delay, Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has officially begun implementing the CARES Act’s unemployment provisions. As of Friday, Ohioans are now free to register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and will also begin receiving Pandemic...
Late yesterday, Congress passed its fourth major piece of coronavirus relief legislation, with the House unanimously approving the Senate’s version of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act. President Trump has indicated he will promptly...
On April 1, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board finalized a rule that will significantly impact how it handles future representation elections. The rule makes three amendments to the Board’s election bar policies. The final rule amends the Board’s blocking-charge...
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