Blog Post
By Jason Tremblay and Lauren F. Schoeberl

On April 21, 2021, President Biden announced that new tax credits are available to small businesses under the American Rescue Plan to incentivize vaccinations and to promote employee health around the country.

Blog Post
By Alexander Reich and Jason Tremblay

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Employee Background Fairness Act, which bans the use of criminal convictions in employment actions in Illinois, with limited exceptions.

Blog Post
By Erik P. Pramschufer and Ruth A. Rauls

On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “Act”), which provides a framework for the state-sanctioned sale and use of cannabis for adult-use purposes (commonly referred to as “recreational use”). Included in the Act are provisions that provide employment protections for cannabis users. These provisions are effective now. Accordingly, employers should be aware of the Act’s new requirements to ensure compliance. New York joins several other states that have authorized adult use cannabis.    

Blog Post
By Garrett P. Buttrey and Jason Tremblay

After a year of COVID-19-related delays, and as employers look to bring employees back to the workplace due to ongoing vaccination successes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it will restart its annual collection of EEO-1 data on April 26, 2021, with a deadline set for July 19, 2021.