Beyond Paid Leave – The Other Employment-Related Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

In addition to expanding and extending the tax credits that employers may opt to receive under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for voluntarily providing paid COVID-19-related leave through September 30, 2021, which we discussed in our March 12, 2021 E-lert, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) contains several other important employment-related provisions: […]

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Maryland Appellate Court Finds Non-Renewal of Employment Agreement to Constitute Wrongful Termination

In Miller-Phoenix v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held for the first time that an employee may bring a claim for wrongful termination (also known as “wrongful discharge” or “abusive discharge”) when an employer decides to terminate an employment agreement for a specific period where the parties anticipated […]

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TOP TIP: Privacy Implications of Workplace Temperature Screening

Federal government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and many state and local governments have approved of the use of temperature screening as part of a business’s return-to-work strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses deciding to implement temperature screening are presented with a variety of contact […]

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TOP TIP: A Primer On Reporting EEO-1 Pay Data

As we previously reported, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will be collecting 2017 and 2018 pay data as required by its revised EEO-1 form. But what does that actually mean to employers? Employers with 100 or more employees, as well as government contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees, are required to submit an […]

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