News and Updates

Federal Law Update - FFCRA Leave for Childcare

The Wage and Hour Division of the USDOL issued a Field Assistance Bulletin regarding FFCRA leave for the care of a child based on the closure of a summer program for reasons related to COVID-19. Regulations implementing FFCRA define “place of care” as a physical location in which care is provided for the employee’s child while the employee works and specifically includes summer camps and summer enrichment programs.

The bulletin states that an employee may be eligible for FFCRA leave if the employee can show demonstrable evidence of plans for his or her child’s attendance at a particular closed summer camp. (Compliments of HRA)

Supreme Court Says Federal Anti-Bias Law Protects LGBTQ Workers 

A federal employment law shields workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 15. 

In the most anticipated employment decision of the year, an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more information click here.  - Compliments of SHRM and Baker Donelson

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 

On June 25, 2020, you will receive an email with a link to an online survey with instructions to provide the annual SHP counts to the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) – Human Resources Administration (HRA) by October 15, 2020. The counts can be submitted anytime, but no later than this date. 

The deadline for employees to complete the SHP training is September 30, 2020.  All of the SHP program details, including the Executive Order, the policy and an HR Toolkit, are posted on the DOAS SHP Website

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