#WorkforceWednesday: Mobile Tracking Technologies, Added PPP Flexibility, Return-to-Work Plans

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 166


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

Mobile Tracking Technologies (Video)

Mobile technologies, including contact tracing and screening apps, will help safely bring employees back to work. However, there are a range of employment law and privacy concerns to consider before implementing these technologies. Attorneys Adam Forman and Karen Mandelbaum tell us more. You can also read more in a recent Law360 article.

Added PPP Flexibility

Last week, Congress relaxed various rules of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), intending to address the fear by many small businesses that their PPP loans will not be forgiven because the requirements for forgiveness are too burdensome. Learn more about what’s changed.

Best Practices: Return-to-Work Plans

To help ensure against discriminatory practices, return-to-work plans should address the recall process and selection criteria, the treatment of vulnerable populations, flexibility for caregivers, and whether and under what circumstances test results should be considered when selecting employees for recall, continued furloughs, or layoffs.

Other Highlights

Reopening Roundup

Complying with and understanding reopening guidelines will be challenging for multijurisdictional employers. Here’s a roundup of recent guidance updates across several jurisdictions:

Summer Reading

“Five Decisions on the Back Nine of the Term,” a SCOTUS Today article by attorney Stuart Gerson. Employers still await the Supreme Court’s decision in three consolidated Title VII discrimination cases.

Stay Up to Date

Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily and has the return-to-work resources you need.

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