Labor and Employment

County Judge Wolff says ‘fines will start’ if businesses insist on not requiring masks amid seeking authority from Gov. Abbott to implement local stay-at-home orders

County Judge Wolff says ‘fines will start’ if businesses insist on not requiring masks amid seeking authority from Gov. Abbott to implement local stay-at-home orders

During Monday night’s coronavirus briefing, County Judge Nelson Wolff said there have been more than 700 compliance checks around the county to ensure that businesses are requiring masks within their establishments – a mandate that went into effect early last week without opposition from Texas Governor, Greg Abbott. The governor had previously issued an executive order that banned local governments…

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Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules in Landmark Case

Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules in Landmark Case

On Monday, in a ground-breaking decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination. With this ruling, employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender will be violating civil rights laws. This decision comes just days after the Trump administration announced it was going to remove nondiscriminatory health-insurance and health-care protections for LGBTQ people. The…

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Senate Passes Changes to Small Business PPP Loan Program

Senate Passes Changes to Small Business PPP Loan Program

On Wednesday evening, the Senate passed by voice vote a House-passed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reform bill. This brings Congress one step closer to enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which will give small businesses owners more flexibility in using PPP loan money. The PPP was enacted in order to help small businesses with an emergency loan as…

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