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2021 Outlook on Labor & Employment

Three important factors are working together to influence the direction of labor and employment in 2021: the pandemic, the economic downturn, and the change in administration.

This complimentary report explores this intersection with key insights from practicing attorneys across the following topics:

Covid-19 legal risks for employers

  • New technology solutions
  • Employee privacy concerns
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • In-house attorneys and remote vs. on-site workforces

Vaccines and the workplace

  • Mandatory vaccine policies and potential liability
  • OSHA’s potential position
  • Payment responsibility when mandated
  • Alternatives to mandating

DOL guidance and telemedicine

  • Telemedicine visits and time off owed under FMLA
  • “Serious health condition” may be proven by telemedicine visits
  • Necessary qualifications for telemedicine visits
  • Substitution of electronic notices for hard-copy postings

Future of the workplace

  • Workplace discrimination, harassment, and safety
  • Black Lives Matter forces
  • Employee needs to work from home effectively
  • New definitions of ideal workplaces

Rights for gig workers

  • Win in California and Prop 22 impact
  • Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash court battles in other states
  • Uber and Lyft classification suits

Wage disputes

  • Amazon’s Prime Now lawsuit
  • Wage statements and legal requirements
  • Cause, relief, class size, and response

H-1B employers

  • Trump’s changes to the visa program
  • Biden’s plans for reform
  • Long-term issues
  • Potential activity in the first 100 days

Virtual arbitration hearing tips

  • Best ways to prepare
  • How to remain organized and comfortable
  • Staying informed and informing clients

Download your copy for the labor and employment guidance you need and prepare your practice for the year ahead.

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