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Labor Law: New caregiver discrimination guidance in light of COVID-19 | Local Business News

By KAREN MICHAEL Special correspondent Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance titled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws.” While the title of guidance focuses on the pandemic, caregiver discrimination can be much broader than those arising due to COVID-19. No federal discrimination law protects an employee’s right… Read More »

You now can drive your ATVs/UTVs on almost every Columbia County highway | Local Government

The Columbia County Board approved a resolution that will allow ATV/UTV traffic on county highways with a few segments remaining closed due to high levels of vehicle traffic. A process that began in 2017 was completed on Wednesday morning in Portage during the County Board meeting where supervisors voted to approve an ordinance that would… Read More »

Local and State Employment Law Updates: A Mass Issuance of New Labor Posters | SmithAmundsen LLC

Below are some of the latest state updates and posters – CALIFORNIA The State of California has released various information on Covid-19 related paid sick leave for 2022: According to the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster, which became effective on February 19, 2022, covered employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers… Read More »

Officer staffing a top issue for police chief finalists | Local News

Both candidates for Santa Fe police chief say fixing staffing issues is key for the department. One says he’d apply a vision to curb the problem that succeeded in a nearby department; the other touts his achievements during a long career here. The finalists — Andrew Rodriguez, deputy chief of the Rio Rancho Police Department,… Read More »

FBI director aims at broadening cybersecurity abilities of local, state, federal agencies

TOPEKA — FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a cybersecurity recruiting visit to Kansas on Friday the computer investigative capacity of local, state and federal law enforcement officers must be expanded to tackle rise in internet crime across the country. The federal agency’s director was in Lawrence with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas to… Read More »

Day 5: Jury hears from more witnesses, prosecution enters home security footage into evidence | Local News

This story will be updated daily.  The jury heard from five more witnesses for the prosecution on the fifth day of the trial of Tristan Borlase. They also heard about the autopsy reports for Tanya Borlase and Jeffery Borlase. First Witness Eric Edgerton, whose daughter was close with one of the Borlase children and was… Read More »