March 2020 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS New Employment Laws in Maryland – COVID-19, Mandatory WARN Requirements, Salary History Ban, Hair Discrimination and More! In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland General Assembly managed to pass well over 600 bills in the three days […]

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“Employees Cannot Mandate an Accommodation”

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found, an employee must engage in the reasonable accommodation process and must provide medical documentation that actually supports his reasonable accommodation request. In Tchankpa v. Ascena Retail Group, Inc., an employee with a shoulder injury demanded to work from home. […]

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Other Federal Agency COVID-19-Related Actions

Several other federal agencies have announced COVID-19-related actions of interest to employers: The Department of Homeland Security has announced flexibility with regard to the Form I-9 requirement that employers review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical presence. This applies only to employers that are operating […]

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