The Vorys labor and employment team has developed an educational platform – Vorys at Work – to provide important updates and training for HR professionals and in house counsel on labor and employment law trends, employee benefits issues, developments, decisions and law changes from across the U.S. From frequent alerts to complimentary webinars to podcast episodes and in-person events, Vorys at Work provides critical information in a vast array of formats. Scroll down to see some of our recent alerts, podcast episodes and upcoming events. To receive updates and invitations from Vorys at Work, click here.
9/15/2020 | Ohio Enacts Broad COVID-19 Immunity Legislation
As businesses in Ohio continue to reopen, employers are concerned about potential liability if their employees or customers contract COVID-19 in their workplace or business. Read more.
8/28/20 | Final Electronic Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans
The DOL expanded the option for electronic delivery of retirement plan notices and documents. There are now two safe harbors for electronic delivery of notices and documents, the 2002 safe harbor (available for both retirement and welfare plan notices and documents) and the 2020 safe harbor (available for just retirement plan notices and documents). Read more.
8/27/2020 | Fourth Circuit Strikes Down School Bathroom Policies Segregating Transgender Students
In line with the Supreme Court’s recent holding in Bostock that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgendered status, the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that policies segregating transgender students from their peers are unconstitutional and violate federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Read more.
8/25/2020 | Supreme Court’s Decision in Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma - Disclosure Alone Does Not Beget Actual Knowledge
Earlier this term, in Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s decision and resolved a split among the circuits as to whether “actual knowledge” requires a plaintiff to be aware of information giving rise to an alleged fiduciary breach or whether a plan’s disclosure of information is enough for the shortened three-year statute of limitations under ERISA to apply. Read more.
8/11/2020 | Deferring Social Security Tax WithholdingOn August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Treasury to expand a tax deferral opportunity to the employee’s share of the social security tax and to further explore turning the employee deferral into a waiver. Read more.
Vorys at Work: 2020 Conference
Vorys is proud to host a weeklong virtual program providing insights and updates for HR professionals. Click here to learn more about Vorys at Work: 2020 Conference.
Data Privacy Important with Employees Working From Home Amid COVID-19
In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the Vorys privacy group, joins Podcast Host Jackie Ford to provide an overview of some of the most important privacy issues employers are now facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and offer practical advice for staying ahead of them. Play episode.
Vorys on Call: Coronavirus (Special Episode)
In this special episode of “Vorys at Work,” we feature a recording of a program called "Vorys on Call: Coronavirus." This was program presented on Thursday, March 19, 2020, by Vorys attorneys from several practice areas and disciplines. The attorneys came together to share their considerations as businesses navigate the business and legal-related issues tied to COVID-19. Play episode.
Gender Identity & Expression in the Workplace
In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Jackie Ford talks with the executive director of Equality Ohio, Alana Jochum, for practical advice about accommodating various aspects of gender expression in the workplace. Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Play episode.
You've Got a Secret: HR's Role in Trade Secret Protection
Everyone, everywhere, has secrets. And when those secrets are important to your business, it’s critical that you protect them from disclosure, neglect, and outright theft. In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Jackie Ford talks with Vorys Partner Carey Jordan about some of the most common and serious trade secret issues employers should be aware of and how to protect these critical company assets. Play episode.