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Archives for August 21, 2020
Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 national emergency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to continue its temporary loosening of H-2A rules to make it easier to employ temporary, seasonal agricultural workers.
There have been some highly publicized stories lately of employers taking different approaches to managing employee dress codes, specifically dealing with employees wearing Black Lives Matter (“BLM”) apparel and other forms of political and social justice expression. It
President Donald Trump has authorized the creation of the Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) Program to support individuals unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gregg Clifton discusses a lawsuit brought by NFL players alleging the National Football League fostered a culture of drugs in “NFL Players’ Painkiller Win Only Gives Them a Fresh Set of Downs,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce that 136 attorneys across the firm’s offices are listed in the annual peer-review attorney rankings in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021. In addition, 18 attorneys received the esteemed The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” designation for 2021, and 32 attorneys are recognized on the inaugural The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” 2021 list.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Mark A. Saloman and Salvador (Sal) Simao, Partners in the firm’s Berkeley Heights, NJ office, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is proud to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Multi-South Management Services, LLC, a Memphis-based property management company, has agreed to pay $42,500 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle an EEOC lawsuit alleging it failed to accommodate and then fired a pregnant employee with medical complications, the federal agency announced today.
It’s on managers to reduce the stigma.
Five ways to build a more open-minded culture.
Several hospital workers and their union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the nation’s largest health-care chain, alleging the company and one of its Southern California hospitals failed to protect employees, patients and the community against the novel coronavirus.
The White House is formally declaring teachers essential workers as part of their efforts to encourage schools around the country to reopen for in-person learning.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects an employee’s conduct of complaining about Title VII violations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, however, has now provided the framework for when an employee’s otherwise protected conduct can lose that protection.
Although federal employee groups decried the decision, the Federal Labor Relations Authority stopped short of a conservative anti-labor organization’s request to outlaw direct lobbying of lawmakers while on official time.