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


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


Back to work

July 9th, 2020

Here we go folks, the time you have been anxiously waiting for the last 100 some odd days is here, it’s time to get back to work. While every state is requiring different things at different times, we noticed a few common themes employers should reflect on as you plan your big return

Illinois provides model for newly required anti-harassment training

June 12th, 2020 Peter Gillespie at Laner Muchin

Illinois Provides Model for Newly Required Anti-Harassment Training In 2019, Illinois required employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all Illinois employees. This requirement also applies to employers based in other states that have one or more employees working remotely in Illinois or working at a customer’s worksite in Illinois...


Required poster – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

June 15th, 2020

The DOL issued the Families First Coronavirus Act poster this morning. Covered employers must post this notice today in a conspicuous place with its other employment law posters. If you do electronic posting of other employment posters, post this poster electronically. DOL also issued guidance stating that the leave requirements are effective April 1, 2020.