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Employers grappling with independent-contractor classification had a busy 2020—and should expect a flurry of additional activity this year. Few areas in employment law are changing as rapidly. Last year, many concerned about the future of contractor-classification laws paid careful attention to California and AB 5, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and codified […]
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The coronavirus triggered the acceleration of remote work, but there is no substitute for human interaction, says Scott Galloway, author of Post Corona: From Crisis to…
The U.S. Department of Labor has delayed a final rule clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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 to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health” and can still be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. The DOL has now issued a Program Letter directing state unemployment compensation agencies to implement this provision. But how will the DOL determine what is an unsafe workplace when it comes to COVID-19? Will it require employees to demonstrate “More Than a Feeling”?
In this podcast, Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office discuss OSHA’s role in enforcement of various COVID-related safety regulations. The conversation also includes some insight into what to expect should OSHA issue an emergency temporary standard by March 15, and some tips on how to prepare for what is likely to come.
It’s been a good few years – 78 years to be exact – since Abraham Maslow published his paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and introduced us to the ‘Hierarchy of Needs’. Chances are you’re already familiar with it, but it features five stages and is typically stylized like a pyramid. Moving from the bottom…
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