On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a regulation that focuses on the expansion of the collection and use of biometric data in the enforcement and administration of immigration laws. The proposed rule would subject foreign nationals to periodic biometrics collection and continuous vetting after
Archives for September 18, 2020
On September 9, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1867 (AB 1867), which requires private entities with 500 or more employees to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave (CSPSL) to their California employees.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Rachel Z. Ullrich, Partner in the firm’s Dallas, TX office, was featured in the 2020 Women Worth Watching Issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. The prestigious award is in its 19th year and is featured in the publication’s summer issue.
When Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites for a workplace injury, employers often claim employee misconduct as an affirmative defense. There are a few key points employers can keep in mind.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the Construction Executive article “Keep Employees Safe from the Impacts of COVID-19” about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace safety during the pandemic and how to record and cite work-related evidence following an employee’s contraction of COVID-19.
On September 17, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Phil Kenney signed File Number 200303, an amendment to the city’s generally applicable paid sick and safe time law, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance (PHFWO). The amendment requires new public health emergency leave (PHEL) for employees, gig workers, and others
Among the many rule changes recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was one specifically limited to construction industry employers — and will prospectively rectify a 20-year interpretation that ran roughshod over the rights of employees and employers.
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and the resulting Black Lives Matters protests, many companies, including construction companies, issued public statements decrying racism and asserting their support for improvements in diversity and inclusion in their companies, their industry, and the country.
Construction employers should remain mindful of the terms of their collective bargaining agreements and their obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Division of Advice reminded employers in five COVID-19 Advice emails as construction continues and resumes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) ruling directing an unfair labor practice trial to be conducted by videoconference because of the COVID-19 pandemic
In response to the ongoing state-imposed closures and limitations of gyms and other fitness establishments based on the COVID-19 pandemic, an organization representing the fitness industry has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against Governor Gavin Newsom and other state entities and officials.
Finding the good intentions behind COVID-19-related safety orders laudable but insufficient to overcome liberty interests in the rights to free assembly, due process, and equal protection, a federal judge in Pittsburgh has declared unconstitutional portions of COVID-19 orders enacted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has extended the deadline to complete sexual harassment training required by the Time’s Up Act by 90 days, to January 1, 2021.
Manufacturing employers depend on employees being in the right place at the right time.
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has successfully achieved Mansfield Certification Plus after completing the 12-month Mansfield Rule 3.0 certification program.