In this episode of our California COVID-19 series, Joe Beachboard, Betsy Johnson, and Hardy Murphy discuss the employment-related privacy issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. They address considerations in implementing health screening programs, including testing options, wage and hour considerations, and intersecting state and federal agency guidance.
In this episode of the Breaking Down Benefits series, Jason Rothman discusses wellness plans, including key strategy and tax considerations. He also addresses the application of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Affordable Care Act on incentives in wellness plans.
In this episode of our Global Solutions series, Pietro Straulino-Rodríguez, Carlos Colόn-Machargo, and Shir Fulga address laws regarding remote work in Canada, Mexico, and Latin American countries. The speakers discuss several topics associated with remote work, including workplace safety, employee privacy, the provision of equipment, and expense reimbursement for utilities (e.g., internet service). In addition, the speakers cover the various wage and hour issues involved in tracking employees’ hours, paying overtime compensation, and engaging employees only when they are scheduled to work. (Note: In the time between the recording of the podcast and its airing, the Ontario government introduced a new bill entitled Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021, which, if passed, would mandate the implementation of “right to disconnect” provisions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.)
TECHPLACE™ Tickler: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Remote Workplace – Best Practices for Securing your Data and Technology
In the third episode of our TECHPLACE™ Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Dani Vanderzanden discuss the importance of cybersecurity in the remote workplace. They cover best practices for securing your data and technology using physical, administrative and technical protective measures.