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Monkeypox Guidance for the Workplace

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Aug 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Monkeypox Guidance for the Workplace The monkeypox virus is related to the smallpox virus – although it is rarely fatal and the symptoms are milder.  Typically, those with a weak immune system, past skin conditions, and young children are more likely to suffer serious effects from contracting mo...

Top Five Friday – Illinois 2021 Workplace Laws!

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

A few of these went into effect this past July, but employers doing their new year review should ensure they've been implemented in the workplace: 1. Minimum Wage is $11 (increasing by a buck a year until 2025). 2. All employees are covered by the Illinois Human Rights Act, making it illegal to...

TOP FIVE FRIDAY! COLORADO FAMLI ACT

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

On November 3, 2020, Colorado voters passed Prop 118, thereby enacting a statewide paid leave law: What: Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (“FAMLI Act”) to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave via payroll tax on both employers and employees, plus 4 weeks for pregnancy or childbi...

TOP FIVE FRIDAY! - ELECTION PROTECTION!

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Oct 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Most states do require employers to provide leave for voting on election day, if needed. 2. Employers are allowed to have policies banning purely political discussions and activity at the workplace, but should balance its enforcement with employee's rights to discuss terms and conditions of e...

TOP FIVE FRIDAY! - LET’S GET POLITICAL. OR NOT.

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Sep 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

LET'S GET POLITICAL. OR NOT. 1. Generally, the First Amendment does NOT guarantee “freedom of speech” rights at work. Thus, employers may have policies banning purely political discussions and activity, and may want to do so to avoid potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation claims. 2....

CARES ACT FAQS

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is the CARES Act? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a two trillion dollar relief package intended to aid Americans and businesses impacted by C19. The CARES Act provides $377 billion to small businesses affected by the current economic crisis through several different...

C19 GUIDANCE

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Mar 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Can employers send or keep a sick employee home? Yes, employers can send or keep a sick employee at home. Employers should be cautious as to not discriminate against any specific group, but base decisions on a good faith belief and probable cause to determine if an individual is sick, includin...

NEW STRATEGIC LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIP

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | May 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

THE WORKPLACE COUNSEL LLC AND GOKENBACH LAW LLC MERGE TO EXPAND EMPLOYMENT LAW DEFENSE PRACTICE     PRESS RELEASE!!! DENVER, Colorado, May 2019 — Furthering their dedication to providing results-oriented and cost-effective legal counsel in employment law matter...

TOP FIVE FRIDAY! - TOP 2019 TRAINING TRENDS

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

1. Sexual Harassment. Companies have focused their polices, but it's just as important to implement annual training. While it helps with potential liability, more importantly are companies' willingness to foster safe, positive work environments. 2. Implicit Bias. We are wired to judge quickly and...

TOP FIVE FRIDAY! - POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE???

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

1. The First Amendment does not provide the same protections at the workplace as it does elsewhere. Employers may (and should) implement policies related to reasonable restrictions for political discussion and conduct, including limiting or banning company resources for such activity. 2. Politica...

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