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A significant issue facing many business owners is the impact of underfunded multiemployer pension plans. This is most common, but not exclusive to, unionized businesses. McDermott Partner and Global Head of the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group Todd Solomon joins Domenic Rinaldi, owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions, for a recent episode of […]
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Even though many employees are working remotely, companies still need to provide mandatory training to their workforce. This includes training for managers on preventing harassment and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion on their teams.
Immigration filing fees for most case types will increase for employers of foreign national workers beginning Oct. 2.
Walmart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) agreed to settle a nationwide sex-discrimination complaint for $20 million.
Though sometimes overlooked given the abundance of federal and state statutory claims, employers must remember that their existing contractual obligations remain in place during the pandemic. As a review of the Fisher Phillips COVID-19 Employment Litigation Tracker demonstrates, employers must take care when imposing unilateral terminations or salary reductions against employees with written employment agreements or they could face a breach of contract lawsuit – even where the actions are a result of the financial exigencies created by COVID-19. Instead, employers should review any written employment agreements and confirm that the proposed action is permitted (or defensible) before doing so. A failure to consider existing contractual obligations could result in a claim for breach of contract.
Businesses in Georgia now have protection from civil lawsuits arising out of alleged COVID-19 exposure, transmission, infection or potential exposure.
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