<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Workplace Compliance</h1>
10 Mar

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance On Religious And Pregnancy Vaccine Accommodations

November 1, 2021 Article PDF The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its COVID-19 guidance, detailing its view of employer obligations under Title VII when evaluating religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The EEOC also added guidance on requests for accommodation based on pregnancy under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy […]

04 Mar

President Biden Signs into Law Ban on Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims (US)

March 4, 2022 Article PDF On February 11, 2022, we reported on Congress’ enactment of legislation barring the use of mandatory arbitration provisions in cases of sexual assault or sexual harassment. On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the bill into law, as expected, making it illegal to compel an employee to arbitrate a claim […]

29 Mar

OSHA Releases New Guidance

February 2021 As mandated in President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA announced its revised guidance entitled, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework). This is OSHA’s first comprehensive workplace guidance since June of 2020, which is a framework and a reminder to […]

29 Mar

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 How Will the ARPA Impact Employers and Employees

March 16, 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an enormous and intricate piece of legislation that has direct consequence for employers. Signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, ARPA mandates several important changes for employers of all types. In this alert, we break down the most significant developments, […]

25 Aug

10 Reasons Why Small Business Owners Should Have an HR Consultant as Part of the Strategic Team

By Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP July 2016 Many CEOs develop critical connections throughout their tenure as business owners. The sign of an effective leader is one that is aware of their strength and limitations. That being said, it is important that business owners identify leaders that can focus on finances, legal issues, marketing and business […]