House Expands Aid for Small Restaurants, Excluding Employers With Wage Violations

On April 7th, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the “Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022,” by a vote of 223-203.

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EEOC Introduces X Gender Markers- What It Means for Employers

Encouraging a workplace culture where employees identify their pronouns in their email signature is also a simple step that can go a long way when fostering a work environment that is respectful of transgender and nonbinary individuals.

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Four HIPAA Enforcement Actions Highlight the Importance of HIPAA Training

At the end of March, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced penalties and corrective actions in four HIPAA investigations.

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House of Representatives Passes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Natural Hair

Section 6 of the CROWN Act, on employment, prohibits employers (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations or joint-labor management committees) from discriminating against individuals, by refusing or failing to hire them, or discharging them...

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White House Urges Employers to Provide Cybersecurity Training in Light of Possible Russian Cyberattacks

The White House has issued a “Statement by President Biden on our Nation’s Cybersecurity” calling on the private sector to “harden [their] cyber defenses immediately.”

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Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Employers must provide their employees with a work environment free from workplace discrimination, including workplace harassment. In addition to the obvious moral imperative to treat employees fairly, federal law prohibits workplace discrimination.

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Why Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Training is Critical

Employers should institute workplace violence prevention programs, and training is a critical element of any such program. What is Workplace

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CA Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

California has recently revised its COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, or ETS. Some of the changes affecting employers are highlighted below.

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Netflix Insider Trading Case Shows Importance of Employee Training

A recent insider trading case involving Netflix employees shows the importance of providing employees training on how to comply with

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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard Requires COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing in the Workplace

UPDATE: In response to the Fifth Circuit’s order to stay the ETS, OSHA has announced that it will “suspend activities related to the

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New Texas Sexual Harassment Compliance Obligations

On September 1, 2021, Texas significantly expanded employer obligations under state sexual harassment laws by enacting two new laws: HB

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President Biden issues Diversity, Equity Inclusion, and Accessibility Executive Order 13985

On June 25, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13985 (Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through

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