#WorkforceWednesday: Employee Travel and the Coronavirus, NLRB’s Joint-Employment Rule, and DoorDash’s 5,000+ Individual Arbitrations

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 153


It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This weekly newsletter provides you with a cost-free, convenient way to quickly browse the most significant news impacting your workforce.

Watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news and read further below:

Employee Travel and the Coronavirus

The threat of COVID-19 is growing, and U.S. companies are on high alert. International travel by employees is an area of particular concern to employers. For more, check out our resource center at https://www.ebglaw.com/coronavirus.

NLRB Joint-Employment Rule to Take Effect

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has published its final joint-employment rule. First proposed in September 2018, the rule resets the standard for determining joint employment to the one that the NLRB has used for 30 years. Read more.

DoorDash Ordered to Conduct More Than 5,000 Individual Arbitrations

A federal judge in California has ordered food delivery company DoorDash to conduct over 5,000 individual arbitrations on claims that it misclassified drivers as independent contractors. For more information about this case, click here.

Other Highlights

On State Dockets: Non-Compete Restrictions

Waiting Period Shortened

The amount of time that striking workers in New York must wait before receiving unemployment benefits has been reduced from seven weeks to two weeks. Here’s more on the amended law.

Extra Reading: New Blog

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to launch Workforce Bulletin, a comprehensive blog that will deliver engaging posts about labor, employment, and workforce management developments that cut across industries.

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