A hostile work environment goes beyond the occasional rudeness from a coworker.
Archives for September 15, 2020
Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But many employers choose to avoid the cost.
An employee sets up two large desk fans and uses them to regularly spray alcohol disinfectant in hopes of keeping her workspace free from Covid-19. However, the strong-smelling sanitizer triggers headaches in a nearby co-worker, who complains.
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.
A conversation with researcher Katina Sawyer on how to create trans-inclusive organizations, even when many people are working remotely.
Bill, signed by Murphy Monday, panned by business groups
One of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s webpages was “defaced” Sunday, the agency said.
The Kroger Co. repeatedly disciplined and then fired two employees in Arkansas who refused on religious grounds to wear a new apron with a rainbow logo on it they believed showed advocacy for the LGBTQ community, the EEOC charges in a new federal lawsuit.
African American franchisees have challenged fast food companies’ policies for decades.
A Colorado law aimed at protecting workers and students from discrimination against race-based hair traits went into effect Monday.
More than 18 years ago, we co-authored a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Dear White Boss… .” It was a fictional letter from a Black manager to an anonymous white executive.
A federal district court in New York has struck down a significant portion of the recently promulgated Final Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regarding the standard for establishing joint-employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). State of New York v. Scalia, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163498 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2020).
Two important provisions of the Workplace Fairness Act (WFA), which limits employers’ use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement to prevent a current or prospective employee from discussing employment discrimination or sexual assault, requires all employers to have an anti-discrimination policy with certain disclosures in place, and increases the statute of limitations to file a discrimination complaint from one to five years, will take effect on October 1, 2020.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed a bill granting civil immunity from certain COVID-19-related civil actions for healthcare providers, businesses, schools, individuals, and other entities.
Jeffrey Brecher discusses the implications of the Department of Labor’s recent guidance regarding the reimbursement of workers’ expenses in relation to recent litigation associated with the Fair Labor Standards Act in “3 Key Takeaways From Labor Dept.’s New Expense Guidance,” published by Law360.