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Labor and Employment 2021 Symposium with Dorsey’s Labor & Employment Group – 4/15 – 7:30AM- 11:30 AM MST Online

Sessions will focus on practical advice for employers in these uncertain and rapidly-changing times.

Dorsey Webinar L&E Briefing: Tips for Employment Separations in a Remote Work Environment 3/31 – Online

While saying goodbye to departing employees is always hard, in the era of Covid-19, it’s gotten harder.

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.

Video Game Law: 2020 Year in Review Feb. 23 – 11:00AM – Online

We will highlight some of the most noteworthy court decisions on such topics as intellectual property, end-user license agreements, litigating in the time of COVID-19, and others.

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

Dorsey – Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace: Practical Considerations for Employers

Can employers require their employees to get vaccinated.

Dorsey – President’s Program Permitting Deferral of Employees’ 6.2% Social Security Tax for Four Months Presents Complexity and Risk for Employers and Uncertain Benefits for Employees

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster,” effective as of September 1, 2020 (the “Memorandum”).

159 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2021 The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year and Ones to Watch

Dorsey announced today that 159 lawyers from all 13 of the Firm’s U.S. offices were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.

NLRB Empowers Employers to Discipline Employees for Abusive or Offensive Conduct

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (once again) modified its standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statements, including those that are profane, racist, or sexually unacceptable, in the course of otherwise protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act