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Covering the latest legal developments and practical solutions for employers.

    Episode 40: What can employers expect from the Biden Administration?

    Episode 40: What can employers expect from the Biden Administration?

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson, Evandro Gigante, and Allan Bloom discuss key potential employment law changes under the Biden Administration.  Tune in as we explore an evolving legal landscape – from new health and safety requirements to wage and hour regulations and expanded anti-discrimination laws. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 39: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Episode 39: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Evandro Gigante discuss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent guidance for employers regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. On December 16th, 2020, the EEOC issued updated guidance for employers in light of the FDA's recent authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Widespread vaccinations have been largely perceived as critical in returning all employees to the workplace in a safe manner and allowing employers to resume normal business operations. Tune in as we discuss what many employers should consider regarding requiring employees to be vaccinated before returning to the office.

    • 11 min
    Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

    Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Guy Brenner discuss the Trump administration’s recent Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which restricts the concepts that government contractors can include in their employee diversity and awareness training programs.  It also imposes certain penalties and sanctions, including debarment for failure to comply. Tune in as we discuss key considerations for government contractors in the wake of the order.

    • 5 min
    Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

    Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partner Harris Mufson and associate Phil Lebel discuss recent legal developments in California, specifically a new supplemental paid sick leave law and coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure notification requirements. Tune in as we discuss steps employers can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements.

    • 5 min
    Episode 36: DOL's Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

    Episode 36: DOL's Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Allan Bloom discuss the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed new rule on independent contractor classification.  In recent years, the misclassification of workers as independent contractors has been the subject of a number of private lawsuits and investigations by government agencies.  This is true for traditional industries and also companies within the gig economy, which rely heavily on independent contractors.  So be sure to tune in as we address how this proposed rule may impact employers’ classification of workers.

    • 8 min
    Episode 35: Recent Developments Associated With The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Episode 35: Recent Developments Associated With The Coronavirus Pandemic

    In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson, Seth Safra, Mike Lebowich and Guy Brenner discuss recent developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tune in as we address the latest legislative developments and issues employers should be thinking about when confronting the ramifications of this virus in the workplace.

    • 13 min

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