#WorkforceWednesday: CDC Broadens “Close Contact” Guidance, Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Caregivers, Twitter’s Cautionary Cybersecurity Tale - Employment Law This Week®

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Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, developments in three major areas are impacting employers’ return-to-work planning: the definition of “close contact,” caregiver support, and cybersecurity.

CDC Broadens “Close Contact” Guidance (video attached)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broadened its definition of “close contact.” Now, spending a total of 15 minutes within six feet of an infected individual over a 24-hour period counts as close contact. See more +

Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, developments in three major areas are impacting employers’ return-to-work planning: the definition of “close contact,” caregiver support, and cybersecurity.

CDC Broadens “Close Contact” Guidance (video attached)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broadened its definition of “close contact.” Now, spending a total of 15 minutes within six feet of an infected individual over a 24-hour period counts as close contact. Previously, it was an exposure period of 15 consecutive minutes. Attorney Denise Dadika explains what this change means for employers.

Pandemic's Impact on Women and Caregivers: A Wake-Up Call for Employers

Employers fear that the COVID-19 pandemic could undo recent progress towards workforce equity, with women and caregivers leaving the workforce in droves. Flexible time off, remote work policies, and employee benefits, like on-site child care, are just a few options employers can deploy to retain female talent. See the video on our site - link below.

Twitter Hack Is a Cautionary Cybersecurity Tale

A recent investigation report from the New York State Department of Financial Services found that despite the heightened cybersecurity risks as a result of remote work during the pandemic, Twitter did not implement any significant compensating controls after March 2020. Thus, hackers duped Twitter employees into disclosing their credentials.

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