This week, we examine best practices for crafting flexible work arrangement policies. Requests to continue working remotely or with flexibility remain high as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crafting Flexible Work Arrangement Policies

With offices reopening, the number of employees asking for flexible or remote work arrangements remains high. How should employers respond? Attorneys Greta Ravitsky and Eric Emanuelson discuss best practices for flexible work arrangement policies.

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Complying with the Uptick in State Privacy Laws

Connecticut recently became the fifth state to pass a comprehensive privacy law. This law follows on the heels of Utah passing the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, Colorado passing the Colorado Privacy Act, and Virginia passing the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. Further, the new California Privacy Rights Act will soon take effect. This patchwork of state laws has complicated compliance for employers. Read more.

AI Tools Could Lead to Disability Bias

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte Burrows recently said she is particularly interested in guidance that could protect people with disabilities from bias in workforce management tools that use artificial intelligence (AI). Attorney Nathaniel Glasser spoke with Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report about the risks AI tools could pose. Read more.

Other Highlights

COVID-19 WORKFORCE (re)sources
Click here to see what the federal government and state and local governments have done to address the COVID-19 pandemic this week.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Field Assistance Bulletin on “Protecting Workers from Retaliation”
Wage and Hour Defense Blog
Jeff Ruzal, Greg Keating, Anastasia Regne

Massachusetts Appeals Court Rejects Whistleblower’s Constructive Discharge Claim
Workforce Bulletin
Greg Keating, Fran DeLuca

Proposed New Jersey Non-Compete Law Aims to Provide a Little Bit of Everything
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
David Clark

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