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Employer Law Blog

We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
June 15, 2020

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling, Extending Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections to the LGBT Workforce

This morning, SCOTUS issued its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a case heard during the first week of its current term.  In the decision, the Court extends anti-discrimination protections in the workplace to LGBT employees, in a 6-3 decision written by Justice Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice Roberts. 

Employer Law Blog
June 5, 2020

Key Provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Today President Trump signed in to law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”), which substantially modifies certain provisions of the CARES Act related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans for small businesses, as many recipients of the PPP funds come up on the end of their previously-determined 8-week measurement period for loan forgiveness. 

Employer Law Blog
March 17, 2020

COVID-19: What Employers Need to know About Employee Privacy & Time Off

In light of the recent COVID-19 epidemic, more employers are getting requests from employees to be able to work remotely, in fear of contracting the disease. As with any request for time off, employers must be mindful that there are state and federal laws that may govern such requests, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These federal laws apply to employers with 50 or more employees, and 15 or more employees, respectively, and in addition to prohibiting discrimination and retaliation on the basis of a medical condition or related leave, they can provide for unpaid leaves for employees.