U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services leadership announced today that they have abandoned their plan to lay off 13,000 workers or roughly two-thirds of its workforce. USCIS, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, is a fee-funded agency. Ninety-seven percent of its revenue comes from the
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Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez has signed Executive Order 2020-062 (EO) to extend most of the prior COVID-19 pandemic limitations and restrictions, institute important additional restrictions, set a mandatory Sunday lockdown, and require employers to notify the Puerto Rico Department of Health by email of any employee who is suspected of having COVID-19 or who has tested positive to COVID-19. The EO will be in effect from August 22, 2020, to September 11, 2020.
Kathryn Russo and Catherine Cano discuss the compliance obligations related to drug testing in hiring practices in accordance with standards set by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in “Drug Abuse on the Rise Because of COVID-19,” published by EHS Today.
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that 98 attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Seventy-nine Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® list, while fifteen have been highlighted as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective categories.
On August 13, 2020, we reported on the San Francisco Superior Court’s granting of a preliminary injunction ordering Uber and Lyft to re-classify their California drivers from independent contractors to employees and to comply with the California Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders.
It’s all about nurturing serendipity.
Relationship expert and author Shasta Nelson explains why it’s vital to have friends at work.
A five-step plan
Baccarat, Inc., which operates a retail store in Manhattan that sells luxury crystal products, will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for employment discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged Baccarat with harassing a sales consultant at its Manhattan store based on race, sexual orientation and disability harassment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a new coronavirus health risk you probably didn’t expect: getting slapped, choked or kicked in the workplace by angry customers. And the best way to avoid it is not to engage.
Now that many communities are beginning to allow companies to bring their workers back to the office, a post-Covid question pops up.
More people will return to an office than you might guess, surmises a USF professor.
The shift to remote work has given rise to a workforce suffering from loneliness and isolationism.
When something impacts your team’s work, there can be an argument for having a onetime, discreet conversation with your manager.