Blogs

THERESA THOMPSON AT FREDRIKSON & BYRON

8ball v. 8ttorney – dress codes

September 16th, 2020

Question: How are employers handling dress codes and dress code policies?

8ttorney Theresa Thompson at Fredrikson: Ensure that their workplace dress code and dress code policies are neutral, nondiscriminatory and applied consistently.

8ball: Let your heart decide.


FIONA ONG AT SHAWE ROSENTHAL

Tracking telework timekeeping

September 15th, 2020

“[t]he reasonable diligence standard asks what the employer should have known, not what it could have known.”

And Fiona Ong takes it from there.


ROBIN SHEA AT CONSTANGY

You can't ask that – workplace edition

September 11th, 2020

The EEOC updated their guidance on what you can and can't ask and/or tell employees concerning COVID-19 and refreshed their Q+As this week. A few of them will be obvious, but most will be helpful to employers.

Robin Shea shares a summary (in plain English) and a link to "What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – Technical Assistance Questions and Answers" (perhaps a little less so).


DANIELLA MCGUIGAN AT OGLETREE DEAKINS

Race discrimination complaints don't go away on their own

July 9th, 2020

Following recent events, employers may experience an increase in the number of race discrimination complaints in the workplace. Many organisations in the United Kingdom, in the United States, and globally have made public statements to reinforce their commitment to racial equality


HANNAH SWEISS AT FISHER PHILLIPS

7 steps to respond to an employee with COVID-19 (8 counting the click)

July 8th, 2020

An Employee Has COVID-19—Now What? An Employer’s Quick 7-Step Guide

Though many experts thought the summer months would bring reprieve, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise in the United States and, as a result, more employers are dealing with employees testing positive for the coronavirus. Since we published our original plan for responding COVID-19 cases when businesses began to reopen in April, updated guidance has provided some additional considerations employers should keep in mind as they address a positive coronavirus case. Here is our quick seven-step guide to addressing a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace