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As reported by CNBC, The Senate passed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Wednesday night, as it tries to address the economic devastation caused by Covid-19.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued FAQs on the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance on the ADA and COVID-19, as follows: “The EEOC enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, including the requirement for reasonable accommodation and rules about medical examinations and inquiries.

SFGate is reporting that San Francisco tech company Twitter is asking its more than 5,000 employees around the globe to stay home.

On February 13, 2020, in a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that Apple, Inc. must pay its employees for time spent waiting for, and having a security check, of their personnel bags brought into the workplace (Frlekin v. Apple, Inc.).

Jackson National Life Insurance Company (hereinafter referred to as "Jackson") has agreed to pay $20,500,000 to 21 complainants and provide other relief to settle the EEOC's claims in a race, national origin, and sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Ninth Circuit has held in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., that the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, applies retroactively.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has issued a new opinion letter that addresses whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (“Gig” worker) is an employee of the company or an independent contractor under the FLSA. 

As reported by the National Law Review, on April 25, 2019, a federal judge approved the September 30, 2019 deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 pay data.

The House has passed a bill, the “Paycheck Fairness Act”, which is intended to strength protections against wage discrimination. The chamber voted 242-187 for the Paycheck Fairness Act, with seven Republicans joining Democrats in voting for the bill. The bill was co-sponsored by 238 Democrats and GOP Rep. Chris Smith (N.J.). For more information read here. 

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