Employment Law Consultant (07-14-2020)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

FLY THE SKYS: Frequent flyer? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation are trying to make your visit to the airport and your flight healthy and safe. See, “Runway to Recovery” Comments?

CHICAGO: Business travel plans? From Franczek, “What Employers Need to Know about the Chicago Travel Quarantine Order” Comments?

SAFETY FIRST:  Reopening? Before doing so see the new guidance document issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Guidance on Returning to Work”. Comments?

STOP IT: A good question, from Forbes, “How Do You Intervene When You Witness Racism, Bias And Bigotry In The Workplace?” Comments?

SPOTLIGHT: Views on Covid-19, from Axios-Ipsos, “The coronavirus pandemic has returned to the center of Americans’ concerns. New Axios-Ipsos poll data finds that concerns and perceived risks about the pan” Comments?

NOT WELL: When the requests for sick leave come in keep this article from Ed Yong, The Atlantic, in mind “COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months” Comments?

AWAY FROM HOME: Do you work with or teach foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities? If so, a new FAQ document from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) addresses the agency’s plan to deport certain foreign students or bar them from entering the country, if they only use online classes to study this fall. classes to study this fall. See the FAQ “Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about Guidance for the Fall 2020 Semester” Comments?

FORWARD!: Diversity in the workplace moves forward, from Brookings, “The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data” Comments?

LONG TERM: Unemployed? From the Employment Development Department, State of California (EDD), “Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Now Available For Long Term Unemployed” Comments?

PROFESSOR’S TOOL KIT: Covid-19: employed at a college on university. You might be interested in resource developed as a collaborative project of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and Tuscany Strategy Consulting (TSC), “Covid-19 Planning Guide and Self-Assessment for Higher Education”. Comments?

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