1. A Return-to-Work conversation from Employment Law This Week®, featuring Lori Lorenzo, Research and Insights Director of Deloitte’s Chief Legal Officer Program at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, and David Garland, Chair of the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee at Epstein Becker Green:

    Employers are faced with many critical choices as their workforce transitions back to the workplace. The Chief Legal Officer has a key leadership role to play as a company weighs the decisions and risks.

    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.

    Deloitte does not provide legal services and will not provide any legal advice or address any questions of law.

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  2. It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This week, Virginia became the first state to issue workplace safety standards, but with guidance still varying widely, many nationwide businesses have begun requiring masks.

    Virginia Issues COVD-19 Workplace Safety Mandates

    As employers grapple with a lack of clear or consistent governmental guidance on how to reopen businesses, last week, Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry adopted the first set of coronavirus-related workplace safety mandates in the country. Read more - doli.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-Emergency-Temporary-Standard-FOR-PUBLIC-DISTRIBUTION-FINAL-7.17.2020.pdf

    Remember: COVID-19 Safety Training

    At least 15 states, including California, Illinois, Connecticut, and New York, as well as certain cities, have mandated coronavirus return to work safety training. Most jurisdictions include specific content requirements for the training, such as identifying COVID-19 symptoms, when to seek medical attention, and procedures for preventing its spread at the workplace.

    Masks Now Required at Major Retailers

    With regulations varying widely across states and cities, businesses have begun implementing their own nationwide policies. This week, Walmart began requiring all of its customers and employees to wear masks in its Walmart and Sam’s Club locations, joining companies like Starbucks, Best Buy, and Costco.

    Other Highlights

    NYC Requests Masks Except at Home

    New York City’s new frequently asked questions on face coverings ramp up mask use recommendations by encouraging anyone in New York City to wear a mask in any indoor setting that is not their home. Click here for more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/07/21/nyc-updates-face-covering-faqs-for-indoor-activities/

    Other COVID-19 Requirements for Retailers and Hospitality

    Industry-related requirements have been implemented in various states and municipalities—such as Connecticut’s hotels and restaurants, Illinois’ health and fitness centers, and New Jersey’s retailers—as employers begin to plan for reopening and staff return to the workplace. Dive deeper - workforcebulletin.com/2020/07/21/getting-back-to-work-what-employers-should-keep-in-mind-about-industry-related-requirements-for-returning-to-work-following-shutdown/

    Wage and Hour Update: Western Region Edition

    California continues to focus on AB5 enforcement. This time, it brought a lawsuit against an app-based car washing service alleging the company “made a calculated business decision to misclassify” car washers. Here’s more - wagehourblog.com/2020/07/articles/california-wage-hour-law/california-labor-commissioner-files-suit-to-enforce-ab5-against-app-based-car-washing-service/

    Colorado enacted a broad paid sick leave law that provides employees with three new sick leave entitlements: (i) Paid Sick Leave related to COVID-19, (ii) a state-wide Paid Sick Leave, and (iii) Supplemental Public Health Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Learn more - ebglaw.com/news/colorado-passes-broad-paid-sick-leave-law/

    Washington State’s updated criteria for workers to be exempt from receiving overtime pay, paid sick leave, and other requirements under the state Minimum Wage Act are now in effect. These changes apply to executive, administrative, and professional workers, as well as outside salespeople and computer professionals across all industries in the state. Click for more - wagehourblog.com/2020/07/articles/wage-and-hour-policies/washingtons-revised-white-collar-overtime-exemption-rules-now-in-effect/

    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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  3. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper of Epstein Becker Green:

    Employers are encouraging employees to use their vacation time this summer to avoid a crush of end-of-year vacations. But what happens when an employee vacations in a COVID-19 “hotspot”? Here are some pandemic considerations when it comes to employee vacation time.

    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 Robert O’Hara of Epstein Becker Green:

    The latest FAQs from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommend wearing face masks, among other suggestions for employees returning to work. The release follows OSHA’s practice of issuing recommendations, rather than guidance or workplace safety rules on COVID-19. Employers need to stay apprised of state and local rules, as some now have differing rules on face masks in the office.

    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. This week, we finally have some guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and big employment law changes in Virginia go into effect. Here’s the top news:

    OSHA Releases Three-Phase Reopening Plan

    OSHA has released a three-phase reopening plan for nonessential businesses. Employers now have a framework from OSHA for reopening such businesses, with phases similar to those laid out for states and cities across the country.

    Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Training

    Several states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Washington, now require employers to train employees on COVID-19 symptoms and how to operate in the workplace during the pandemic.

    Virginia Sees Seismic Shift in Employment Law

    Starting today (July 1), Virginia employers are prohibited from entering into non-compete agreements with low-wage workers. This is part of a wave of new employment regulations that took effect today in the state.

    View more in our recent webinar - ebglaw.com/events/new-virginia-employment-laws-what-employers-need-to-know/.

    Or read our article - ebglaw.com/news/virginia-enacts-expansive-changes-to-its-employment-laws-including-major-amendments-to-human-rights-act/.

    Other Highlights

    NLRB Restores Past Precedent

    The National Labor Relations Board overruled a 2016 decision that required employers to bargain over the discipline of employees during negotiations for a first contract. For employers, this is a welcome return to precedent that had existed for 80 years prior to the 2016 decision. Click for more - managementmemo.com/2020/06/25/nlrb-restores-employer-rights-to-discipline-newly-unionized-employees-without-bargaining/.

    What We’re Reading

    “Addressing Data Privacy and Security Provisions in COVID-19 Related Service Provider Agreements and Beyond,” a blog post by attorneys Patricia Wagner and Michelle Capezza. Read the post here - workforcebulletin.com/2020/06/24/addressing-data-privacy-and-security-provisions-in-covid-19-related-service-provider-agreements-and-beyond/.

    Stay Up to Date

    Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily and has the return-to-work resources you need - ebglaw.com/coronavirus-resource-center/return-to-work/.

    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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