What is legal? Corona virus and HR law

March 19, 2020

Employment Issues 1. Can an employer stop an employee from wearing a medical mask or respirator? An employer may stop an employee, under most circumstances, from wearing a medical mask or respirator under OSHA respiratory protection standards. See 29 C.F.R. 1910.134. A respirator must be provided to employees only when necessary to protect the employee’s…

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EHRC and Brexit-musing

March 17, 2020

Will the human rights convention sink a Brexit trade deal? Michel Barnier says ‘very serious divergences’ have emerged in first week of EU-UK talk While the world has been watching the coronavirus, the first week of Brexit trade talks has wrapped up. The first of many, many rounds appears to have been a broadly cordial…

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Reshaping the Mortgage Market

January 22, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released new final rules last week aiming to force companies handling mortgage payments to deliver clear information about costs and deal fairly with struggling borrowers. The rules will take effect on January 10, 2014. (c) photo: The CFPB is the federal agency holding primary responsibility for regulating consumer…

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