Most of us can’t wait to celebrate the end of 2020. A truly remarkable year in so many ways, this year has been particularly challenging for employers. The pandemic, of course, has forced employers to address a number of new and complex issues -- and, it‘s not over yet! An increased focus on racial equity across the country has also had an impact on many workplaces, and activism more generally has raised difficult questions for many employers. In the midst of these broad national issues, employers are also grappling with changes in state law, including new paid leave requirements in several states.
On Thursday, December 3, employment partner Suzanne King summarized the important employment law developments of 2020, focusing on what they meant for 2021.
- Supreme Court LGBTQ decision (Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia)
- Executive order on diversity training
- Impact of the election on employers in 2021
State Law Update
- Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Maine paid leave
- Unemployment fraud
- Telework outside of your own home state
- Reopening challenges
- Privacy and security considerations with screening, social distancing, and contact tracing technologies
- State travel restrictions
- Testing and vaccines
- What happens if/when FFCRA ends on 12/31/2020