Kathy White, Esq.

New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law Peel 'N Post

Earlier this year, New Mexico lawmakers passed an amendment (HB 25) to the state’s Human Rights Act making it unlawful for employers, places of public accommodation, and housing providers, to discriminate against any person because of pregnancy, childbirth or related condition. The required New Mexico Discrimination is Against the Law workplace posting has been updated Read more

This summer, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has made it a priority to ensure that employers are aware of and are complying with workplace posting responsibilities. In a July 23, 2020 press release, the IDOL emphasized that Illinois employers “must provide important health, safety and labor law information with required posters.” The press release Read more

Work-Related COVID-19

As the economy begins to reopen, many employees will be returning to the workplace after COVID-19 restrictions. To ensure the workplace is safe, employers are implementing protocols to ensure sick employees stay home, facilities are clean and configured for optimal safety, and workers comply with their employer’s exposure prevention policy. Unfortunately, the threat of the Read more

Covid-19 Unemployment Compensation

Assistance to Separated Workers As we confront the many challenges brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), federal and state lawmakers have been working tirelessly to minimize the financial hardships placed on workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the disease outbreak. Expanding the availability of unemployment compensation (UC) is one way to Read more

COVID-19 paid leave

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a growing number of laws have required employers to temporarily adjust leave policies to better protect the welfare of their employees during this health crisis. One priority has been providing employees with paid time off from work to obtain COVID-19 related health care and recover from the virus, Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster - Private employer bilingual

Working together to protect employees in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump took swift legislative action this month to enable employees to care for afflicted family members, themselves and their children without fear of losing their jobs or financial stability. On March 18, 2020, the Families Read more