Coronavirus Employment Blog

July 15, 2020
Complaints Filed Against Tysons Foods

Tyson Foods and JBS USA along with their subdivisions took millions of dollars in federal contracts, all while enforcing a COVID-19 response that puts Black, Latino, and Asian workers at more risk than their white counterparts a complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture states. Worker advocacy groups such as Food Chain Workers Alliance, HEAL […]

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June 18, 2020
Supreme Court Rules That LGBT Discrimination is Unlawful in Monumental Decision

On Monday the Supreme Court ruled that federal law prevents the discrimination of LGBT employees, an important win for advocates of gay and trans rights — and a surprising decision by a mostly conservative court. By a vote of 6-3, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans […]

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June 18, 2020
COVID-19 NO EXCUSE FOR AGE BIAS SAYS THE EEOC

As employers prepare to reopen after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some may feel inclined to give vulnerable workers special accommodations. However, new reports from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that even accommodations made with good intentions violate the age bias law if older employees are singled out. The report issued […]

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May 4, 2020
Workers’ Rights In Covid, 2nd Episode

Here is part 2 of Worker's Rights in Covid. In this short video, we discuss your rights as a worker during the current pandemic. There is great information to protect yourself or your loved ones. Here's a brief preview of what to expect.

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May 1, 2020
Protecting your Job during COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 6th at 8pm EST, I will be featured on Manhattan Neighborhood Network as we discuss job protection during the current Covid pandemic. Tune in for the latest information about protecting your job. Here's a brief preview of what to expect.

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May 1, 2020
Watch Me on the Show Raising The Bar This Sunday!

This Sunday, May 3rd at 9pm EST, I will be featured on Raising The Bar as we discuss Worker's Rights during the current Covid pandemic. Tune in for the latest information about your rights in this troubling time. Here's a brief preview of what to expect.

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March 28, 2020
Labor Dept. Issues Guidance on Paid Leave Law in Regards to Coronavirus

March 25th, 2020 - In order to help workers and employers navigate the leave provisions of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package, The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance that helps many employers pay employees that are unable to work because of coronavirus related issues.  Fact sheets and Q&A documents are being used for […]

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March 26, 2020
New York State Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill Amid Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11th in Albany, NY, state lawmakers voted in empty chambers on bills following emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols put in place after two lawmakers tested positive for the deadly virus. The New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill expanding paid sick leave to all public and private sector workers affected by mandatory […]

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March 26, 2020
FACT SHEET: New York State’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Amid the current coronavirus (COIVID-19) outbreak, the New York Legislature has enacted legislation that gives workers emergency paid leave for coronavirus. To better understand this legislation, and its conditions and requirements, we have shared below a Fact Sheet compiled by A Better Balance on New York State's Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation containing all that […]

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March 26, 2020
Family Paid Leave

Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they are subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by their local board of health, the Department of Health, or the state of NY. The majority of workers will receive financial compensation […]

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