#WorkforceWednesday: COVID-19 Executive Actions, Right-to-Sue Notices, and Liability Shields

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 175


It’s #WorkforceWednesday. Here’s the week’s top workforce management and employment law news:

President Trump Signs Executive Actions for COVID-19 Relief

President Trump recently signed one executive order and three memoranda to aid a nation still struggling during the pandemic. The executive actions include updated unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral from September 1 through December 31. Read more.

EEOC Resumes Right-to-Sue Notices

Effective August 3, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resumed issuing charge closure documents, which include right-to-sue notices.

States Enact COVID-19 Liability Shields

An increasing number of states have enacted pandemic-related liability shields for employers.

Other Highlights

Return-to-Work Training

Returning to the physical workplace safely and in a compliant manner is essential to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about our ready-made or tailored COVID-19 training solution.

Updates for Global Employers

  • A June Ontario Court of Appeal decision will have a profound impact on the enforceability of termination provisions in Ontario employment agreements.
  • Chile enacted legislation that provides some parents with an extension of up to 90 days of additional parental leave benefits, among other provisions. Click for more.
  • Luxembourg’s Labor and Mines Inspectorate has issued additional obligations for some employers during the country’s current heat wave amid COVID-19.
  • Our August 2020 U.S. Immigration Alert provides updates on visa operations at U.S. embassies/consulates and the status of the 14-day travel ban to the United States from COVID-19 hotspot countries, among other developments.

Mandating Masks

Law360 recently provided “5 Tips for Helping Workers Deal with Mask-Averse Customers.” The article features attorney Josh Stein (subscription may be required).

Stay Up to Date

Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily to keep you informed of the biggest changes impacting employers across industries.

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