Blog Post
05/26/2020
By Ira M. Shepard

Ira Shepard, of counsel with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, provides an overview of cases and regulatory actions during the May 2020 edition of HR and the Courts.

This month’s issues include:

Blog Post
05/22/2020
By Angella N. Middleton

Pennsylvania legislation enacted on March 27, 2020, requires employers to provide all terminated, furloughed, or voluntarily separating employees with certain information related to unemployment compensation benefits. The new law, Act 9 of 2020, is one of the many statewide efforts to assist the thousands of Pennsylvanians losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog Post
05/15/2020
By Ruth A. Rauls and Erik P. Pramschufer

On May 13, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order (EO-142) which, among other things, permits the resumption of nonessential construction and allows curbside pickup at nonessential retail businesses. However, as to be expected, things are hardly back to “business as usual,” and the Executive Order sets out significant measures that businesses are required to take to maintain proper social distancing protocols. The construction and nonessential retail provisions will take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 18th.

Blog Post
05/07/2020
By Angella N. Middleton

On May 8, 2020, twenty-four Pennsylvania counties will re-open as part of a three-phase plan to rollback Pennsylvania’s statewide stay-at-home and business closure orders announced in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those counties moving to the re-opening – or “yellow phase” – of the three-part plan on May 8 are Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.

Blog Post
05/04/2020
By Alexander Reich

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has finally issued its long-awaited model sexual harassment prevention training program. As we covered here, the Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), which was passed in 2019, requires Illinois employers to provide yearly sexual harassment training to all employees. The IDHR’s model program, which is free to download on the IDHR’s website and also available here[ALR2] , meets the minimum standards set by the WTA.

Blog Post
04/28/2020
By Jessica L. Meller

Delaware Governor John Carney recently issued a thirteenth modification to Delaware’s State of Emergency Declaration, which brings Delaware in line with other states that have begun to implement face-covering requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and hasten the country’s “reopening.” The modification requires most members of the public to immediately start wearing face coverings in certain locations and businesses to enforce this requirement against their customers, with few exceptions. The modification, as of May 1, 2020 at 8:00 A.M., will also require businesses to make certain employees wear face coverings, which they must provide at their own expense.

Blog Post
04/21/2020
By Ira M. Shepard

Ira Shepard, Of Counsel with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr provides an overview of cases and regulatory actions within the labor and employment space during the April 2020 edition of HR and the Courts.

The following issues are discussed:

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