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 impact your […]
Is March Madness a Concern for Employers? You Can Bet On It!
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (HR)
March Madness and the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Tournaments routinely trigger countless office bracket contests and big […]
The Practical NLRB Advisor: Winter 2023
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (Labor Law)
Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2023 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. This issue […]
Federal Court Tackles Issue of Arbitrability in NFL Race Discrimination Suit, with Split Results
• Franczek P.C. Filed Under: General (Race Discrimination)
Last year, we wrote about former National Football League coach Brian Flores and his lawsuit in February 2022 alleging racial discrimination against the NFL and […]
USCIS Extends FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registration Period to March 20, 2023
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (Immigration)
On March 17, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notified the public that it would extend the H-1B cap registration window until Monday, March 20, […]
Second Circuit Rejects Claim of Employee Fired for Refusing to Attend Training Session on LGBTQ Bias
• Littler Filed Under: Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
Second Circuit rejected the appeal of an employee who was fired by a school district for refusing to attend mandatory workplace training about bias based […]
The Practical NLRB Advisor – Issue 23, Winter 2023
• Ogletree Deakins Filed Under: General (Labor Law)
In This Issue As Member Ring Departs, Precedent-Reversing Continues Board Restricts Use of Common Severance Agreement Clauses SCOTUS Ponders Preemption, Strikers’ Property Destruction Other NLRB […]
Latest State Law Articles
Fence Company Wins Summary Judgment in Construction Case that Left Worker Injured
• Goldberg Segalla Filed Under: Workers' Compensation (NY)
A long, drawn-out multimillion-dollar lawsuit connected to a 2016 construction accident has been dismissed by a Queens Supreme Court judge, who ruled in favor of […]
Iowa to Be Sixth State to Pass a Consumer Privacy Statute
• Jackson Lewis Filed Under: Iowa
On March 15, 2023, the Iowa legislature unanimously passed Senate File 262, the Consumer Privacy Act, which relates to consumer data and privacy protection. Once […]
California Court Of Appeal Holds That App-Based Driver And Delivery Businesses Can Properly Classify Workers As Independent Contractors
• CDF Labor Law LLP Filed Under: State Law Articles
On March 13, 2023, in Castellanos v. State of California, the California Court of Appeal handed down a pink unicorn decision in favor of app-based […]
“Stop-WOKE” Takes Aim at Florida’s Colleges and Universities
• Littler Filed Under: General (FL)
Florida’s most recent anti-“WOKE” legislation places diversity-related work and diversity-focused positions on state campuses under threat.
California Court of Appeal Upholds Proposition 22 as Mostly Constitutional
• Jackson Lewis Filed Under: General (CA)
Three years ago, California voters approved Proposition 22, the “Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act,” which allowed app-based rideshare and delivery companies to hire drivers as independent contractors if certain conditions were met. This week the California Court of Appeal mostly upheld the Proposition as constitutional. Proposition 22 went into effect in 2021 and was… Continue Reading
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