The Biden-Harris Administration announced on May 1, 2023, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would soon be eliminating COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare providers. […]
NLRB General Counsel Enters the Fray on Non-Competes, Declaring They May Violate Federal Labor Law
• Franczek P.C. Filed Under: Restrictive Covenants
For more than a year, the Federal Trade Commission has been mulling on whether the federal government should regulate employee non-compete agreements. Traditionally, those agreements […]
U.S. Workforce Positive Post-Accident Marijuana Drug Test Rates Reach Twenty-Five Year High
• Jackson Lewis Filed Under: Drugs & Alcohol
A Quest Diagnostics analysis published on May 18, 2023 found that positive post-accident marijuana tests were at the highest level in 25 years in 2022. […]
Beltway Buzz, June 2, 2023
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (Gov Agencies)
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C., could […]
Sixth Circuit Ruling Offers Clarity on Jurisdictional Border Between MSHA and OSHA
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (OSHA)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently added some small clarity to the murky jurisdictional border between the Mine Safety and Health […]
U.S. Department of Education Delays Release of Title IX Final Rules to October 2023
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: Title IX
The much-anticipated release of the Biden administration’s final revisions to the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 will be delayed to […]
Supreme Court Holds NLRA Does Not Preempt Claims for Intentional Property Damage Committed by Strikers
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: Strikes
On June 1, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) does not preempt an employer’s state […]
Latest State Law Articles
Minnesota Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Protects Off-Duty Use
• Jackson Lewis Filed Under: General (MN)
Under a new Minnesota law legalizing recreational marijuana, beginning August 1, 2023, individuals 21 years of age or older may possess or transport up to […]
Colorado Sick Leave Requirements Expanded to Cover Absences for Bereavement and Inclement Weather
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (CO)
On June 2, 2023, Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 23-017, which expands the qualifying reasons an employee may take leave under […]
THE MASSACHUSETTS WAGE ACT: NOT ONLY FOR THOSE IN MASSACHUSETTS
• Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP Filed Under: Wage & Hour (MA)
For Questions/More Information To discuss how the decision affects your organization, and for assistance in evaluating your potential risk, please contact your HRW attorney or: […]
Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave, Sick Leave, Amended Pregnancy Accommodations
• Jackson Lewis Filed Under: General (MN)
Minnesota has become the 12th state to adopt a statewide paid program for employees during family and medical leaves. It also joined the more than 40 state […]
NYC Enacts Height and Weight Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
• Littler Filed Under: Human Rights Law (NY)
On May 26, 2023, New York City enacted an ordinance amending the New York City Human Rights Law to ban employment discrimination on the basis […]
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Workers by the Numbers Blogcast #14: Analyzing the May Jobs and Unemployment Report with Aaron Sojourner and Alicia Modestino
Watch Burnes Center for Social Change Senior Fellow Seth Harris in conversation with Alicia Modestino, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, and Aaron Sojourner, Senior Researcher at the W.E. Upjohn Institute, as they discuss the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs, wages, and unemployment report for May 2023. This conversation was