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You’re Invited: Dorsey’s Webinar: Practical Tips for Responding to Fair Use Inquiries (10/21)

Be ready the next time a business client or the marketing department asks, “Can I use this?”

You’re Invited: Dorsey Webinar: Advertising Law Basics: Sweepstakes & Contests (9/21) Online

In this hour-long session, we will cover the basics your brand needs to know about giveaways.

Dorsey & Whitney – Life in the New Digital World – Pitfalls and Opportunities – 9/29 – Online

Join us for a business and legal discussion on the acceleration of online use and consumption of digital content in the current environment, and its impact on areas such as iGaming, digital marketing and the metaverse.

Dorsey & Whitney Event – President Biden’s Mandatory Vaccination Executive Order: What We Know and What We Don’t Know – 9/14 – Online

Dorsey’s Labor and Employment team will answer the questions on everyone’s minds, including who is affected by the policies, what the policies require, and what is yet to come.

The Great Reopening: Considerations for Employers as Employees Begin to Travel and Return to the Office

As the world re-opens and as more Americans become vaccinated, U.S. employers should give due care to several obvious and not-so-obvious areas:

Dorsey – Vaccine Status is a Protected Trait in Montana

The Act makes it unlawful for employers to refuse employment or discriminate against a person in terms or conditions of employment based on their vaccine status.

Dorsey eUpdate: EEOC Announces Opening of Annual EEO-1 Reports

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) launched its online filing system for EEO-1 Component 1 Reports. The filing deadline is July 19, 2021.

Dorsey – Companies Consider Transparent Face Masks as an ADA Accommodation During Pandemic

Lawsuits from the deaf and hard-of-hearing community may require companies to consider new reasonable accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as transparent face masks for employees and clean writing tools for customers, in order to comply with state and federal disability discrimination laws.

Dorsey e-update – Employee Handbooks (and Policies): Make Sure that the Policies and Disclaimer Accomplish their Purpose

On February 3, 2021, in Hall v. City of Plainview, A19-0606, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave something to employees and employers alike when it addressed the issue of whether a handbook policy can create a unilateral contract (as to that provision), and what impact, if any, a general disclaimer has in negating the existence of a contract based on a specific policy.

Dorsey – Congress Extends the FFCRA’s Payroll-Tax Credit for Employers (but not the Paid-Leave Obligation!)

Although the ramifications of the CAA are wide-ranging (and more alerts are forthcoming from Dorsey), employers with fewer than 500 employees should be aware of a narrow aspect of the bill: extension of the payroll-tax credit under the FFCRA