Post Accident Drug Testing, and Why Handbooks are HARD!

In this episode, we dive into Post Accident Drug Testing. After Oct 2018, OSHA has stated that most instances of workplace drug testing are permissible, including:   Random drug testing; Drug testing unrelated to the reporting of a work-related injury or illness; Drug testing under a state’s workers’ compensation law; Drug testing under another federal…

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What Are the Law Updates for Employers in August 2020? Part 3

This episode goes through law updates in August 2020: Nebraska Employee Misclassification: The Employee Classification Act is amended to change enforcement provisions. The change provides that the commissioner may issue a citation to a contractor when an investigation reveals that a contractor has violated the act. Nebraska Smoking in the Workplace: The Nebraska Clean Indoor…

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What Are the Law Updates for Employers in August 2020? Part 2

This episode goes through law updates in August 2020: Georgia Disaster and Emergency Services Volunteer Leaves: Under the Disaster Volunteer Leave Act, employees of state agencies who are certified disaster service volunteers may be granted paid leaves of absence for no more than 15 workdays in a 12-month period to participate in specialized disaster relief…

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What Are the Law Updates for Employers in August 2020? Part 1

This episode goes through law updates in August 2020: California Unemployment Insurance: Tax-rated employers will receive relief from unemployment insurance benefit charges related to COVID-19. Alongside other states, California will not count COVID-19-related claims against employers. Colorado Labor Relations: The Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act was enacted to provide state employees with…

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What Do Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Liability?

This episode covers COVID-19 liability. As an employer recovering from shutdowns in your area, you may be in danger of getting a consumer or employment complaint from their potentially getting sick in your office or store. The liability shield for these situations is a major part of the discussion for the proposed stimulus bill because…

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