OSHA Testifies about Protecting Workers During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) dedicated to keeping the American workforce safe and healthy – testified before the House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee about the agency’s role during…

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Employee Medical Conditions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) again updated and expanded its COVID-19 technical assistance publication to address questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an EEOC press release. The publication titled…

White House Issues Guidelines for Opening Up America Again from Coronavirus Pandemic for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 16, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued guidelines for ‘Opening Up America Again’ from the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that included a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. The guidelines – which will help state and local officials reopen economies, get…

EEOC Updates Technical Assistance Publication for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to…

EEOC Enforcing Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – is continuing to enforce the nation’s employment non-discrimination laws while ensuring that all of their activities are consistent with public health guidelines during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to…

EEOC to Post Webinar Addressing Coronavirus Questions on March 27, 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – will publicly post a prerecorded online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to its website at www.eeoc.gov on…