The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to shift their operations to remote work, which may have changed employees’ routines with their pets. As case numbers drop and some employers consider reopening their workplaces, employees may have anxiety about leaving their animal companions at home.
A construction company’s limited English-only policy did not constitute a hostile work environment, a state appeals court ruled, affirming a trial court decision in a lawsuit brought by two Spanish-speaking employees.
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pa., passed laws prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyle. Here’s what employers need to know.
Employers will have to revise their COVID-19-related safety policies and practices to meet new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on what it means to be in “close contact” with an infected person.
How much should employers reimburse employees for supplies used while working from home? What should employers do for workers who need time off to care for others but don’t qualify for protected leave? How can employers ensure fairness when accommodating workers with disabilities? Employment law attorneys answer these common questions from HR professionals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.