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Employment Law Developments to Monitor in 2021: COVID-19-Related Employment Litigation and Trends

As 2021 begins, Jackson Lewis continues to work with employers to help them understand, prepare for, and handle the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace.  In addition to advising and counseling clients, Jackson Lewis attorneys are handling COVID-19-related litigation matters nationwide, and are tracking COVID-19 employment litigation trends with Jackson Lewis’ interactive COVID-19 Employment LitWatch....… Continue Reading
January 21, 2021

Developments to Monitor in 2021: LGBTQ+ Rights and Freedom of Religion in the Workplace

As 2021 begins, Jackson Lewis is again providing “The Year Ahead for Employers” to clients. This comprehensive report covers all aspects of employment law and highlights 2020 issues, trends, legislative and regulatory activity, and litigation that employers need to be aware of and what to look out for in 2021. Highlights from the Litigation section...… Continue Reading
January 21, 2021

EEOC Reports Record Recovery and Decrease in Pending Charges

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or the “Agency”) recently released its annual financial report for the 2020 fiscal year. Relevant highlights from this report include discussion of a research study was commenced to determine whether there is a correlation between unemployment during economic downturns related to COIVD-19 and EEOC charge filings the EEOC’s continued...… Continue Reading
December 7, 2020

COVID-19 Employment Litigation Update

Interesting claims have started to emerge nearly 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of COVID-19-related employment complaints filed approaches 1,000.   For a detailed analysis, please see our colleagues’ article by clicking here.… Continue Reading
November 18, 2020

Coming Soon for 2021: EEOC to Update Its Compliance Manual Regarding Religious Discrimination

After being issued more than 12 years ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to publish a proposed update to its Compliance Manual section on religious discrimination.  Once published, it will be open and available for public comment.  According to the EEOC, the updated guidance will reflect recent legal developments and emerging issues under...… Continue Reading
November 12, 2020

Tenth Circuit: No Adverse Action Necessary to Prove a Violation of the ADA’s Accommodation Requirements

The Tenth Circuit recently held that a disabled employee was not required to show that she suffered a separate adverse employment action to establish a failure to accommodate claim under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Exby-Stolley v. Board of County Commissioners.  Plaintiff alleged that the employer failed to accommodate her physical limitations, which stemmed...… Continue Reading
November 11, 2020

Michigan Executive Order Clarifies COVID-19 Standard

On August 27, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-172. The Executive Order affirms that employers are prohibited from discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against employees who stay home when they or their close contacts are sick.  However, the Executive Order redefines the “principal symptoms of COVID-19” as follows: The principal symptoms of COVID-19 are...… Continue Reading
September 10, 2020

USDOL Office of Inspector General Reports Rise in OSHA Whistleblower Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic

On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General (“OIG”)—the Department’s watchdog—released a report finding that the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly increased the number of whistleblower complaints received by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  OSHA’s Whistleblower Program enforces 23 statutes that prohibit employers from retaliating against employees when...… Continue Reading
August 31, 2020

California 2020 Mid-Year Legal Update This Wednesday July 29

The legal landscape has changed radically since the start of 2020. While COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the Golden State, and the world, new employment laws are still driving change for California employers. Join Jackson Lewis P.C. on Wednesday July 29 at 10:00 a.m. PST for a mid-year employment law webinar, where we will share critical...… Continue Reading
July 27, 2020

Florida’s New Mandatory E-Verify Law

Florida has enacted a new law that makes the use of E-Verify mandatory for all government employers and certain private employers. This will require changes in employers’ hiring to some extent beginning January 1, 2021. Read more here.… Continue Reading
July 8, 2020

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