1. A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney James Oh, Member of the Firm:

    With no end in sight for the pandemic, an increasing number of businesses are reopening. Many employers are considering whether they should have employees sign COVID-19 liability waivers before returning to the office. Is it a good idea?

    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.

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  2. 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.

    Other Highlights

    Return-to-Work Training

    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/.

    Mandating Masks

    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/.

    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.

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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 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®: Manager-specific COVID-19 training is an essential part of ensuring a smooth and compliant return to work. Managers should be reminded of issues such as properly addressing accommodation requests and recognizing protected concerted activity.

    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 Epstein Becker Green attorneys Brian Cesaratto and Shawndra Jones:

    As the uncertainty continues with COVID-19, many employers are considering extended or permanent work-from-home (WFH) models. In this episode, some tips for employers on cybersecurity and other issues to consider when implementing extended WFH models are shared.

    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. In this week’s news, California provides a detailed COVID-19 employer playbook, and a federal judge vacated parts of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) rule.

    CA Releases Employer Playbook

    Our top story: California released the "COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening." The 32-page document follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidelines fairly closely. However, unlike the recently issued Virginia business reopening safety requirements, the California plan doesn’t lay out any specific enforcement penalties.

    Federal COVID-19 Updates

    The DOL and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) both released updated guidance addressing return-to-work issues. The DOL guidance can be found here and here. Here’s the CDC’s guidance.

    NY Federal Judge Vacates Parts of DOL COVID-19 Sick Leave Rule

    On Monday, a federal judge sided with New York, which challenged restrictions that the DOL placed on sick leave provided by the FFCRA. Employers should watch the case as it makes its way through the Courts.

    Other Highlights

    Digital Nomads on the Rise

    The number of countries offering digital nomad visas is rising as the economic impact and trend toward remote work continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about how digital nomads affect employers.

    NYC Differs on Accommodating Older Workers

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued general guidance and supplemental COVID-19 guidance on age discrimination. The city’s guidance and federal guidance differ on whether employers can provide preferential treatment to older workers. Read more about the big takeaways.

    Summer Reading

    “Understanding John Roberts: A Conservative Institutionalist Concerned with Durability of the Law and Respect for the Court,” a Jurist Commentary article by attorney Stuart Gerson.

    “Best Practices for ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities and Cybersecurity for Retirement Plans,” a Thomson Reuters Practical Law Practice Note by attorneys Michelle Capezza and Christopher Lech.

    Stay Up to Date

    Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily and has the return-to-work resources you need.

    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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