Blog Posts in Summer 2020 Newsletter

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  • ‘Fair Chance Act’ to take effect next December
    ‘Fair Chance Act’ to take effect next December

    If, like a lot of businesses, your company does contract work for the federal government , you should be aware of the Fair Chance Act, a new federal law scheduled to take effect in December 2021 that ...

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  • Remember to consider transfers as an ADA accommodation
    Remember to consider transfers as an ADA accommodation

    Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act an employer cannot fire, demote, refuse to hire or take other negative, discriminatory actions against a worker based on their disability. ...

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  • ‘Sex-based animus’ enough for bias claim
    ‘Sex-based animus’ enough for bias claim

    Under the federal Equal Pay Act, employers who pay unequal wages to men and women performing jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar conditions in the same ...

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  • Investigate Before Taking Action Over Alleged Misdeeds
    Investigate Before Taking Action Over Alleged Misdeeds

    Employers must walk a fine line when they suspect an employee is engaging in misdeeds. On one hand, if they don’t act quickly and forcefully they could risk liability for harm to co-workers or ...

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  • Employees working from home? There are issues to consider
    Employees working from home? There are issues to consider

    There is no employer in this country whose operations were not dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak this spring. While the coronavirus disrupted the workplace in countless ways, one of the ...

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