Employment Law News and Insights

What Happens If An Employee Refuses To Return To Work?

Published: Oct 23, 2020
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As we see the global economy take its first steps back to recovery, businesses may be concerned that some of their employees will be reluctant to return to work for a multitude of reasons. As an employer, you can support your employees, but there will always be some individual cases...

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Supreme Court Rules That Gay, Lesbian, And Transgender Individuals Are Protected Under Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act

Published: Oct 21, 2020
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On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion resolving three cases, Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., Bostock v. Clayton County, and EEOC v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. The question before the Court was whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination in the workplace "because of...

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IRS Provides Temporary Relief From Physical Presence Requirement

Published: Oct 19, 2020
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Many plan administrators and participants have struggled with how to satisfy certain qualified plan spousal consent rules while social distancing guidelines have been in effect. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided much-needed relief on that topic in Notice 2020-42, published on June 3, 2020 (the Notice). By way of background, IRS regulations...

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