Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The decision from the conservative Supreme Court came as a surprise to many, not to mention that the majority opinion was written by conservative leaning Justice Neil…

Laws COVID-19

What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Today’s coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is affecting employers in numerous ways, including how to navigate leaves of absence, how to navigate the business need for layoffs or furloughs, and how to avoid the appearance of bias in your management decisions. We’ll address these challenges generally. For purposes of this summary, we assume an “at-will” employment relationship,…

New Employee Leave Laws in the Wake of COVID-19

New Employee Leave Laws in the Wake of COVID-19

As employers are currently working to rapidly address evolving challenges and changes in the wake of the COVID-19 global outbreak, U.S. state laws have also changed to provide employees and employers rights. While these laws are set in place to quickly address COVID-19, it’s up to the employer to take that extra step to support…