Effective January 1, 2021, Florida’s minimum wage rate will increase from $8.56 per hour to $8.65 per hour. The increase is calculated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and is based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the South Region.
Archives for October 19, 2020
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Michael Harrington and Johanna Zelman, Partners, were named to the 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers List and Sami Asaad, Partner, was named to the 2020 Connecticut Rising Stars List.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a Final Rule amending its procedural regulations with regard to closing investigations and issuing Dismissal and Notice of Rights correspondence. The changes are set to take effect on November 16, 2020.
Signaling an agency culture reset, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a regulation that promises to make the EEOC conciliation process more efficient and transparent. In theory, the changes will help companies sharpen settlement valuations. However, the regulation also may open new issues.
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. In such a work environment, employees feel comfortable asking questions, admitting what they do not know, or expressing their work-relevant thoughts and feelings. This construct is called psychological safety.
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb has issued guidance addressing employer assistance in union organizing and decertification elections. In Memorandum GC 20-13 (Sept. 4, 2020), “Guidance Memorandum on Employer Assistance in Union Organizing,” Robb addressed what he viewed as “confusing and contradictory” NLRB decisions related to how much help employers can lawfully give to unions’ organizing campaigns or to employees seeking to withdraw recognition from a union.
Richard Greenberg discusses providing time off for employees to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election in “How Employers Can Manage Election Day Time Off,” published by The Balance Small Business.
Economic hardship is making some companies reconsider their contributions.
Longevity and shifting gender roles have dramatically redrawn the face of workforces across the world.
Weekly one-on-one meetings between managers and employees are the answer, according to a new 15Five 2020 Workplace Report.
Managers should project calm — but they’re also human.
A former male employee lost his suit alleging Disney Streaming Services treated pregnant female coworkers better than how he was received when his wife was pregnant when a New York federal court rejected his Title VII claims.
As Election Day approaches, Virginia employers will need to communicate any company policies surrounding time off to vote, and other expectations.