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It’s #WorkforceWednesday. Here’s the week’s top workforce management and employment law news:
President Trump Signs Executive Actions for COVID-19 Relief
President Trump recently signed one executive order and three memoranda to aid a nation still struggling during the pandemic. The executive actions include updated unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral from September 1 through December 31. Read more - ebglaw.com/news/presidential-memorandum-on-temporary-deferral-of-employee-payroll-tax-obligations-raises-more-questions-than-answers/.
EEOC Resumes Right-to-Sue Notices
Effective August 3, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resumed issuing charge closure documents, which include right-to-sue notices.
States Enact COVID-19 Liability Shields
An increasing number of states have enacted pandemic-related liability shields for employers.
Returning to the physical workplace safely and in a compliant manner is essential to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about our ready-made or tailored COVID-19 training solution - ebglaw.com/return-to-work/.
Updates for Global Employers
· A June Ontario Court of Appeal decision will have a profound impact on the enforceability of termination provisions in Ontario employment agreements. Here’s more on the decision - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/14/ontario-court-of-appeal-limits-severability-of-termination-clauses-in-employment-contracts/.
· Chile enacted legislation that provides some parents with an extension of up to 90 days of additional parental leave benefits, among other provisions. Click for more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/13/covid-19-chiles-new-law-extends-benefits-for-some-parents/.
· Luxembourg’s Labor and Mines Inspectorate has issued additional obligations for some employers during the country’s current heat wave amid COVID-19. Read more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/18/luxembourg-employers-face-additional-obligations-during-heat-waves-in-the-midst-of-covid-19/.
· Our August 2020 U.S. Immigration Alert provides updates on visa operations at U.S. embassies/consulates and the status of the 14-day travel ban to the United States from COVID-19 hotspot countries, among other developments. Click for the alert - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/11/august-2020-immigration-alert/.
Law360 recently provided “5 Tips for Helping Workers Deal with Mask-Averse Customers.” The article features attorney Josh Stein (subscription may be required) - law360.com/articles/1300617/5-tips-for-helping-workers-deal-with-mask-averse-customers-.
Stay Up to Date
Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily to keep you informed of the biggest changes impacting employers across industries - ebglaw.com/coronavirus-resource-center/.
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