1. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney Jeffrey Ruzal of Epstein Becker Green:

    The possibility of a global pandemic of COVID-19 is growing by the day. Employers are preparing work-from-home and other policies to help ensure that business operations can continue while employees remain safe.

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  2. It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This weekly newsletter provides you with a cost-free, convenient way to quickly browse the most significant news impacting your workforce.

    Watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news and read further below:

    Employee Travel and the Coronavirus

    The threat of COVID-19 is growing, and U.S. companies are on high alert. International travel by employees is an area of particular concern to employers. For more, check out our resource center at ebglaw.com/coronavirus.

    NLRB Joint-Employment Rule to Take Effect

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has published its final joint-employment rule. First proposed in September 2018, the rule resets the standard for determining joint employment to the one that the NLRB has used for 30 years. Read more: managementmemo.com/2020/02/25/new-nlrb-rule-defining-joint-employer-status-to-take-effect/

    DoorDash Ordered to Conduct More Than 5,000 Individual Arbitrations

    A federal judge in California has ordered food delivery company DoorDash to conduct over 5,000 individual arbitrations on claims that it misclassified drivers as independent contractors. For more information about this case, click here: wagehourblog.com/2020/02/articles/california-wage-hour-law/be-careful-what-you-wish-for-california-federal-judge-compels-doordash-to-conduct-and-pay-for-more-than-5000-individual-arbitrations/

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    On State Dockets: Non-Compete Restrictions

    • Four bills have been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that target covenants not to compete for all Illinois employees: tradesecretsandemployeemobility.com/2020/02/articles/non-compete-agreements/multiple-illinois-bills-seek-to-govern-covenants-not-to-compete/

    • Additional bills being considered in state legislatures around the country would prohibit the use of non-compete clauses or limit their enforceability for health care providers: urologytimes.com/health-policy-urology/policymakers-consider-changes-non-compete-rules

    Waiting Period Shortened

    The amount of time that striking workers in New York must wait before receiving unemployment benefits has been reduced from seven weeks to two weeks. Here’s more on the amended law: managementmemo.com/2020/02/28/tipping-the-scales-new-york-reduces-the-ui-waiting-period-for-striking-workers/

    Extra Reading: New Blog

    Epstein Becker Green is pleased to launch Workforce Bulletin, a comprehensive blog that will deliver engaging posts about labor, employment, and workforce management developments that cut across industries: workforcebulletin.com/

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    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The “Tip of the Week” offers one perspective on possible human resource ideas or business practices. It presents the perspective of an individual not affiliated with Epstein Becker Green and should not be considered legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  3. A Trending News video from Employment Law This Week®: Last week, government agencies released several different coronavirus guidance documents for employers:

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released general guidance as well as separate guidance for health care employers.

    • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released general guidance and additional industry-specific guidance for health care, death care, laboratories, airline operations, border protection, and waste management.

    • California’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health provided guidance under the state’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard.

    Here’s more on preparing your infectious disease plans now: shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/global-hr/pages/coronavirus-infectious-disease-plans.aspx

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  4. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney Michael Ferrell, Member of the Firm:

    Kickstarter employees voted to unionize last week. This is the first big unionization in the technology industry, and it could signal more union activity to come.

    We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® – learn about the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.

    Watch the series and subscribe for email notifications: EmploymentLawThisWeek.com.

    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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  5. It’s #WorkforceWednesday, featuring Employment Law This Week®, blog posts, client alerts, and other helpful resources from Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. Get the information you need weekly by reviewing a convenient, one-stop resource in a matter of minutes.

    We invite you to watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news, and read about the most significant developments impacting employers.

    EEOC Closes Down Component 2 Data Collection

    After a long, drawn-out saga, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s request to end the collection of 2017 and 2018 Component 2 pay data. For additional information on pay equity audits, click here - ebglaw.com/pay-equity/

    CDC Issues 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance that provides clarity on how employers should respond to the coronavirus outbreak. For additional information on best practices for balancing employee interests, click here - ebglaw.com/news/workforcewednesday-coronavirus-balancing-act-vaccination-requirements-metoo/

    California Employers Push Back Against Pro-Employee Legislation

    Two controversial new labor laws in California are facing major challenges: Assembly Bill 5, which restricts worker classification, and Assembly Bill 51, which prohibits arbitration agreements. See these blog posts: wagehourblog.com/2020/02/articles/california-wage-hour-law/federal-judge-denies-ride-share-and-delivery-companies-request-for-preliminary-injunction-to-enjoin-enforcement-of-californias-controversial-new-independent-contractor-test/ and wagehourblog.com/2020/02/articles/california-wage-hour-law/california-federal-court-issues-detailed-decision-explaining-its-preliminary-injunction-to-block-anti-arbitration-law/

    Other Highlights

    A Quick Wage-Hour Tip

    Which deductions from an exempt employee’s pay are permissible? Find the answer here: wagehourblog.com/2020/02/articles/flsa-coverage/time-is-money-a-quick-wage-hour-tip-on-permissible-deductions-from-exempt-employees-pay/

    Federal Legislation to Watch

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020, which would restrict the use of credit information for most employment decisions. Click for more: financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/2020/02/14/house-passes-bill-restricting-employer-credit-checks/

    California Employment Law Update

    The California Supreme Court just ruled that the time employees spend waiting for exit searches is compensable under California law. Read more: wagehourblog.com/2020/02/articles/california-wage-hour-law/california-supreme-court-holds-that-time-spent-waiting-by-apple-retail-employees-for-exit-searches-is-compensable-under-california-law/

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    These materials have been provided for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The “Tip of the Week” offers one perspective on possible human resource ideas or business practices. It presents the perspective of an individual not affiliated with Epstein Becker Green and should not be considered legal advice. The content of these materials is copyrighted to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. EMPLOYMENT LAW THIS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

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