Volume 20 | January 2021
HR & the Law in the News
Bringing You More Stories in a Shorter Format!
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FFCRA Paid Leave Shifts from Mandatory to Voluntary

On December 27th, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Effective January 1, 2021, covered employers may but are no longer required to offer paid leave under the FFCRA.
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Need FMLA Leave? Ask at your Peril!
Is an employee who is not entitled to or eligible for FMLA leave protected from the law's no-retaliation provision for asking for it?
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When Odd and Uncomfortable Are Unlawful
Is an employee who does NOT file an internal complaint and states she was NOT sexually harassed protected by Title VII's no retaliation provision?
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EEOC Speaks - Did You Listen?
COVID-19 Vaccinations
Can an employer require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? If so, who, when, why and how? On December 16th, the EEOC published nine (9) new Q & A's related to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Form I-9 Flexibility Rule...Extended or Expired?
 On December 23rd, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended the Form I-9 Flexibility rule for the seventh time.
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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - Is it About Unauthorized Access or Use?
An employee is authorized to access your computer system, like your HR or payroll administrator. But the employee then discloses some data or information from your system without authorization. Has the employee violated this federal law?
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New 2021 Webcast Series!

"HR & the Law for Managers"

This new 11-module series provides front-line managers and supervisors with HR basics and current updates. Register for the discounted series or single sessions! Click here for more info.

  • Friday, January 15th, "COVID-19 & the Workplace Updates" part of the Converter Think Tank Series, hosted by AICC. 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, January 20th, "Up in Smoke: The Latest News on Marijuana & the Workplace," hosted by Bux Mont HR Association (members only event).
  • Tuesday, January 26th - "HR's New Bermuda Triangle," hosted by ES SHRM.
  • Wednesday, January 27th, "Don't Play with My Pay - A Wage & Hour Update," webcast series hosted by FiveL Company. 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Wednesday, January 27th, "Employment Law Basics " 1st in the new series, "HR & the Law for Managers," 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET.
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2021 Regular Webcast Series Subscription Now Available!!
Maximum Discount through January 26th.
Get all 11 for the price of 9 - $225.
For more info or to subscribe - click here.
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This publication does not constitute the rendering of legal advice. You should consult your company's legal counsel for guidance on any matter. 
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