#WorkforceWednesday: Employee Travel and the Coronavirus, NLRB’s Joint-Employment Rule, and DoorDash’s 5,000+ Individual ArbitrationsEmployment Law This Week® - Episode 153 March 4, 2020
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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.
On State Dockets: Non-Compete Restrictions
- Four bills have been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that target covenants not to compete for all Illinois employees.
- Additional bills being considered in state legislatures around the country would prohibit the use of non-compete clauses or limit their enforceability for health care providers.
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.
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