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Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

Episode 38: OFCCP Opens Hotline for Complaints of Race and Sex Stereotyping in Workplace Training

October 15, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Guy Brenner discuss the Trump administration’s recent Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which restricts the concepts that government contractors can include in their employee diversity and awareness training programs.  It also imposes certain penalties and sanctions, including debarment for failure to comply. Tune in as we discuss key considerations for government contractors in the wake of the order.

Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

Episode 37: Recent Developments on California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

October 8, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partner Harris Mufson and associate Phil Lebel discuss recent legal developments in California, specifically a new supplemental paid sick leave law and coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure notification requirements. Tune in as we discuss steps employers can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements.

Episode 36: DOL’s Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

Episode 36: DOL’s Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

October 5, 2020

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Allan Bloom discuss the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed new rule on independent contractor classification.  In recent years, the misclassification of workers as independent contractors has been the subject of a number of private lawsuits and investigations by government agencies.  This is true for traditional industries and also companies within the gig economy, which rely heavily on independent contractors.  So be sure to tune in as we address how this proposed rule may impact employers’ classification of workers.