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Justice Department Breaks its Silence Regarding Website Accessibility

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (the “Guidance”) regarding website accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title III”).  The Guidance explains at a high-level how state and local governments (entities covered by Title II of the ADA) and places of public accommodation (entities covered... Continue Reading
March 22, 2022

New EEOC Guidance Spotlights Caregivers in the Workplace

As the number of employees requesting flexible work arrangements increases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a new technical assistance document, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law,” and an update to its COVID-19 “What You Should Know” to address employees and job seekers with family caregiving responsibilities. Read more... Continue Reading
March 21, 2022

Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 10, 2022, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new ordinance expanding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) until 2023. The following are answers that employers need to their questions regarding the latest edition of Philadelphia’s SPSL. When does SPSL become effective? SPSL became effective on March 9, 2022. How long will SPSL be... Continue Reading
March 21, 2022

Massachusetts to End COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

On February 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance sent official notice to employers that the program established in May 2021 would be ending on March 15, 2022. Employers must continue to offer leave to eligible employees through March 15. (For program details, see our article, Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours... Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

Pittsburgh Issues Important Guidance for Employers Related to Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Following the passage of a bill that expanded the City’s anti-discrimination law to include employee “status as a victim of domestic violence,” Pittsburgh recently published additional guidance for employers. The guidance explains that employers must reasonably accommodate employees who are domestic violence victims, unless they can prove that doing so would cause undue hardship on... Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

Amount of Paid Leave Dramatically Increased Under D.C. Universal Paid Leave Law

Due to a surplus in the District of Columbia’s Universal Paid Leave Fund, the number of weeks of paid leave available to D.C. workers under D.C.’s Universal Paid Leave Act will significantly increase on July 1, 2022. Read more here. Continue Reading
March 11, 2022

San Francisco OLSE Updates Guidance regarding Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19

While many employers are concerned with complying with the recently passed statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, employers should also be aware of the interactions between regular paid sick leave and COVID-19 related absences. As such, employers are well-served to stay current on the latest updates for San Francisco’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. The San Francisco... Continue Reading
March 7, 2022

U.S. Department of Transportation Publishes Proposed Rules For Oral Fluid Drug Testing

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2022 a notice of proposed rulemaking for oral fluid drug testing of transportation employees covered by federal regulations.  DOT stated that the addition of oral fluid drug testing will give employers a choice to help combat employee cheating on urine drug...
March 1, 2022

Masks Come Down, Smiles Go Up

In response to requests across the country, and following a number of states who have relaxed or removed their mask requirements, CDC has relaxed its mask recommendations.  Today, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidance on when masks should be worn indoors.  The guidance categorizes communities into high,... Continue Reading
February 25, 2022

DLSE Publishes FAQ Page for 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On February 19, 2022, the newest statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave took effect. California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has published an FAQ Page to provide guidance regarding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL). The new FAQ page covers questions pertaining to the following: Reasons for Taking Leave Start Date and End Date Requesting Leave from An... Continue Reading
February 24, 2022

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