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Will Employees Need To Demonstrate “More Than A Feeling” Of A COVID-19- Unsafe Workplace To Get Unemployment Benefits?  

President Biden wants to “help ensure unemployed Americans no longer have to choose between paying the bills and keeping themselves and their families safe from COVID-19.” Specifically, he has instructed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to consider providing guidance to the state unemployment agencies to make clear that “workers have a federally guaranteed right […]

Biden’s Proposed Legislation Is Next Step Along Immigration Reform Path

President Biden promised sweeping changes to U.S. immigration law should he be elected president. In accordance with these campaign promises, Democratic lawmakers have just introduced a sweeping immigration bill backed by the president. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 reflects some of the priorities outlined by the president in an executive order issued on his […]

Driving Away Business: Employee Furloughed During COVID-19 Accused Of Misappropriating Trade Secrets While Opening Competing Company

An Ohio driving school has recently filed an action alleging that its former employee retained its trade secrets after being furloughed amid COVID-19 and then used these materials to open a competing driving school. For employers in all states and industries, the case not only highlights the ongoing need to assess the steps you are […]

The Widespread Availability Of COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Here Sooner Than You Think: A 10-Step Action Plan For Employers

With over 40 million Americans having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci recently declared that he expects the availability of vaccinations to significantly increase – predicting an “open season” on vaccine doses by as early as April. While he tempered this news earlier this week by noting that the […]

Super Strategies: The NFL’s COVID-19 Success Reveals Unique Ways To Decrease Workplace Transmission

The National Football League recently concluded its 2020 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claiming a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV – but perhaps the bigger story is the league claiming victory over the COVID-19 pandemic to complete one of the most unique seasons in history. Once thought impossible […]