With the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden just a week away, employers are already looking ahead to ponder labor and employment law changes. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it is crucial that employers adequately prepare for possible changes in government policy. After rereading the Democratic Party’s election platform, here are the labor and employment policies that you should consider in the near future.
You (hopefully) have survived the crazy shortages, waiting outside of stores, found a comfortable mask and learned that hand sanitizer is not just for toddlers! You’ve hunkered down, homeschooled your children and tried to find a balance between keeping your business afloat and keeping your employees working and earning a paycheck. Now your state is moving to Phase Three. What is that?
Allergies in the workplace are a clear concern to some employers, but others presume that allergies are the sole responsibility of employees. This is not always the case. There are times when employers should be concerned as allergies can be a workers’ compensation liability. Unfortunately, the topic is never clear cut.