A workplace where employees believe they can speak up candidly with ideas, questions, and concerns, and even make mistakes without fear of reprisal or adverse repercussions, contributes to inclusivity and can improve performance.
Archives for October 14, 2020
Martha Van Oot comments on her recent recognition by Best Lawyers as a Labor Law — Management “Lawyer of the Year” in N.H. in “Top Lawyers,” published by New Hampshire Magazine.
Kathryn Russo discusses the implications of varying state laws mandating the legal status of marijuana and related drug testing compliance challenges in “COVID-19 Complicates Companies’ Concerns About Workplace Drug Testing,” published by SHRM.
October has arrived, which signifies two things: pumpkin spice lattes are back, and new California employment laws are here.
On September 28, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed sweeping amendments to the Earned Safe and Sick Leave Law—which were effective just two days later. This has required immediate action by city employers to ensure compliance with their Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) policies and practices.
Fifty-seven FordHarrison Attorneys Listed in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America and 11 Listed in Ones to Watch
It may surprise some employers to know that when employees experience racism and/or other forms of discrimination and oppression, one of the places they can turn for help is their Employee Assistance Program or EAP.
A U.S. Department of Labor review of staff wages from 2012 to 2014 found disparities between male and female professors.
A Cincinnati-area restaurant group will pay $75,000 to a former employee and implement other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in today as Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced this morning. Samuels was nominated by President Trump on March 16, 2020, and was confirmed on September 23, 2020, to serve as Commissioner, for a term expiring July 1, 2021.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a final rule that amends its procedural regulations to explicitly provide for digital transmissions of documents and to update no cause determination procedures. This final rule was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection today and will be published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2020.
A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.
The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.
In March, Dr. Achintya Moulick found himself at the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic.
Conflict and tension abounds. Building trusting, resilient relationships in the workplace has never been more critical.