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

    On September 4, Governor Newsom in California signed new legislation exempting additional occupations from AB5, legislation that codified the ABC test for worker classification.

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  2. It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This week, employers are reevaluating plans after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversals, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) offers clarification on wage and hour issues related to the pandemic:

    CDC Guidance Reversals Leave Employers Uncertain

    Frequent CDC guidance reversals are leaving employers uncertain. The agency recently dropped its recommendation of a 14-day quarantine for those returning from travel to high-risk areas. This guidance is still evolving, and Governor Newsom in California has said that his state will not follow some of it.

    New FMLA Forms Make Pandemic Reporting Easier

    The DOL released new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms to help employers and employees during the pandemic. The forms are easily accessible on the DOL website and contain all of the required information for designating FMLA leave. Read more - ebglaw.com/news/u-s-department-of-labor-issues-new-streamlined-fmla-forms/

    DOL Issues Guidance on Tracking Unscheduled Work Hours

    The Labor Department also issued guidance clarifying unscheduled work-hour tracking for remote employees. The bulletin states that an employee must track their own unscheduled work hours in order to be paid. Click for more - workforcebulletin.com/2020/09/01/u-s-dol-provides-guidance-on-employers-obligation-to-compensate-remote-workers/

    Other Highlights

    Childcare Leave Under the FFCRA

    New DOL Frequently Asked Questions address some circumstances under which a working parent may—or may not—be entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read more about the circumstances - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/31/as-schools-reopen-u-s-department-of-labor-issues-faqs-on-childcare-leave-under-the-ffcra/

    Rules of the Road: Return to Work in the Time of COVID-19

    Returning to the physical workplace safely and in a compliant manner is essential to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Use the 10 “Rules of the Road” to help guide your organizations and employees through this transition. This week, we’re featuring the first two rules in our series:

    Rule #1: Don’t Rush In Without a Plan - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/26/rule-1-dont-rush-in-without-a-plan-return-to-work-in-the-time-of-covid-19/

    Rule #2: Keep Your Mask On - workforcebulletin.com/2020/08/28/rule-2-keep-your-mask-on-return-to-work-in-the-time-of-covid-19/

    What We’re Reading

    “Accommodations in the Time of COVID,” a TLNT article by attorney Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper. Read the article here - tlnt.com/accommodations-in-the-time-of-covid/

    Stay Up to Date

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

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  3. 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?

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  4. 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.

    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. 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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