Workplace safety concerns sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic have inspired a handful of state and local laws that nudged forward protections for whistleblowing employees, but not as far forward as advocates say is needed.
Archives for August 27, 2020
Academic departments and institutions must show candidates that they welcome people from all backgrounds.
A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make Election Day a federal holiday.
A California engineer must arbitrate sexual harassment and other claims against his former employer even though he wasn’t explicitly told a revised handbook barred him from suing in court, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Last month, more than a dozen women came forward with allegations to The Washington Post.
On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released two technical assistance documents that addressed concerns about the opioid addiction epidemic and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), according to a press release from the EEOC.
You come to work, and you realize you have no job
And four other tricky workplace dilemmas.
Gregg Clifton discusses the congressional, legislative and enforcement implications of a California bill permitting college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses in “Ball In Congress’ Court As States Tackle NCAA Athlete Pay,” published by Law360.
As fire season starts and some areas of California and several other states are attempting to contain wildfires, employers need to consider their obligations to employees. In some circumstances, employers must implement a variety of controls to protect employees from wildfire smoke, including engineering and administrative controls, or require the
AB 5, California’s sweeping and landmark independent contractor law, became effective on January 1, 2020. By January 6, bills were already being introduced to amend the law. At one time, more than 30 such bills were pending. After months of debate, that work seems to have been distilled into
Dear Littler: Our company operates in multiple locations across the country. Some schools in these jurisdictions are proceeding with normal in-class instruction, others are using a hybrid model where students shift between in-person and remote learning during the week, while others are offering remote learning only. And some schools
As many employers are on the way to normalizing their business practices and re-engaging their employees, they should not overlook the many potential pitfalls in the administration of their retirement, health and welfare plans and their executive compensation arrangements. The risks of missteps are high, and include loss of