In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino and Michael Nail address the treatment of COVID-19 within the state workers’ compensation system. The speakers will discuss the various states that have adopted presumptions in favor of employees through executive orders and emergency rules, and the applicability of COVID-19 to the “ordinary disease of life” standard.
In this podcast, Sarah Platt and Kelly Cardin discuss the latest legal trend in pay equity and pay transparency initiatives in the United States: city and state laws requiring employers to proactively disclose pay scale information. The speakers cover the rapid evolution of pay disclosure legislation and address key obligations for employers, with added focus on the pay disclosure requirements of laws in Colorado, Connecticut, and New York City. The speakers highlight the challenges employers face when complying with these laws and offer considerations for employers navigating the laws’ impacts on recruiting, hiring practices, and internal employee relations.
In this podcast, Tevis Marshall discusses recent guidance for employers provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on balancing concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the midst of a pandemic. Topics include temperature checks and other health screenings, confidentiality of medical information, issues related to high-risk employees, and other frequently asked questions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the legal landscape, John Drake and Amy Jensen discuss the challenges employers are facing with enforcing restrictive covenants, including how to navigate closed courts, furloughed and laid off employees, and remote work.