Archive for the ‘Employment’ Category

  • Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

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    After months of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both employers and employees are considering the difficult decision of whether to discontinue their practice of working from home.   One question our clients ask is whether workers' compensation insurance would...

  • Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary

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    Sunday, July 26th is deemed as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary. The ADA will be celebrating 30 years of progress in access and inclusion.  The ADA is a civil rights law created in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against...

  • Keep Employees Safe in the Heat

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    The summer heat is on! Heat Safety awareness is emphasized even more during the summer months to all businesses with employees working in extremely warm conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created some tips on how to...

  • Will NC House Bill 244 Make E-Verify Mandatory?

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      Since July 1, 2013, all private employers with 25 or more employees in North Carolina have been required to use E-Verify to verify the work authorization of all newly hired employees. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 64-26(a) (2019). Effective October...

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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    Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is still a work in progress. The Harvard Business Review recently highlighted five action steps companies can take to help workplaces become more diverse. 1)    Collect, Count and Compare; 2)    Deploy Alternative Complaint Systems;...

  • Can an Employee Legally Refuse to Work Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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    The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting nearly every aspect of life in America and across the globe. Unsurprisingly, this has a major impact on the workplace and raises many new legal issues with respect to the rights and obligations between...

  • National Trench Safety Stand Down

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    June 15-19, 2020 has been designated as National Trench Safety Stand Down. Click here to learn more from OSHA on how to keep trenches safe for workers. If you or your company have questions or a legal matter related to...

  • Civil Rights Act Extends Job Discrimination Protections to LGBTQ Community

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    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that this law...

  • Ways to Boost Team Morale During Pandemic

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    With the pandemic these past few months, many of our daily routines have changed, such as, our work environment. With this disruption, many employees might feel out of sorts. CE Magazine offers eight ways that employers can boost their team’s...

  • U.S. Department of Labor Provides Information for Employees and Employers During COVID-19

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    The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has continuously provided guidance concerning both employees and employers, such as the following topics: Reopening the American Economy Keeping workplaces safe and healthy Helping unemployed Americans Defending workers’ rights to paid leave Helping dislocated...