#WorkforceWednesday: Unionization Risks, Health Care Employers Reopen, Antibody Testing

Employment Law This Week® - Episode 168

#WorkforceWednesday

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

Rising Unionization Risks (Video)

As businesses across the United States open up, workers may increasingly turn to unions to help support their safety. Employers should take steps to properly prepare for this resurgence in union activity. Attorney RyAnn Hooper explains more.

Health Care Employers Face Reopening Challenges (Video)

Attorney Denise Dadika examines the unique challenges health care employers face as they ramp business back up and reopen for both patients and employees.  Watch Denise’s interview.

Employers Cautioned on Antibody Testing

In updated guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that, at least for now, requiring employees to undergo antibody testing before reentering the workplace violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employers may provide voluntary antibody testing as long as the results are not used to make employment decisions. Read more.


Other Highlights

Chief Legal Officer Reading List

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) play a key role in evaluating the decisions and risks related to transitioning back to the workplace. David Garland, Member of the Firm, and Lori Lorenzo, Research & Insights Director of the Deloitte Chief Legal Officer Program, authored an article with tips for CLOs serving in that role.

Visa Suspension Extended

Effective today, new H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas have been suspended through December 31, 2020. President Trump’s new proclamation extends restrictions on new employment-based nonimmigrant visas and amends his original April proclamation. However, the proclamation allows the order to be reviewed within the next 30 days, and every 60 days thereafter for potential modifications. Click for more immigration updates.

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