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In light of the current surge in COVID-19 cases, it is important that employers understand their obligations in the event that there is a COVID-19 outbreak at one of their workplaces.
This blog post is intended to provide an overview of the various statutory and regulatory obligations that employers have during an outbreak so that employers can discharge their legal

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution includes both an establishment clause and a free exercise clause.  Of these, the free exercise clause is often invoked in the employment context to challenge employer policies that, while facially neutral and generally applicable, incidentally burden religion.
In Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith, decided in 1990, the

Over the last two years, Human Resources professionals and Risk Managers have contended with a host of novel issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the more prominent issues related to COVID-19 in an effort to provide some clarity and perspective to California employers. Liebert Cassidy Whitmore regularly writes on these


Now that the holiday season is upon us, employers can anticipate that a number of employees will make travel plans to see loved ones who they may not have been able to see in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, it is important for employers to be clear and transparent with their workforce about their expectations for those

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, it has had a multitude of evolving impacts on the operation of the workplace.  One impact is the increased number of requests employers are receiving from employees for reasonable accommodations.  These increases are attributed to various factors, which have evolved as the pandemic has progressed.  At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of