Katharine Weber discusses best practices for minimizing risk in the trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic in “How HR Needs to Approach COVID-19,” published by Truckinginfo.com.
Archives for October 26, 2020
Joseph Lazzarotti, Jason Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi Co-Author “California Extends CCPA Employee Personal Information Exemption”
Joseph Lazzarotti, Jason Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi co-author “California Extends CCPA Employee Personal Information Exemption,” published by SHRM.
Michael Bertoncini Discusses Healthcare Worker Accommodations
Michael Bertoncini discusses measures taken by healthcare institutions to accommodate increased risk facing employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in “Health Care, Tech Workers Feel the Stress of Pandemic,” published by SHRM.
California Appellate Court Affirms Preliminary Injunction Requiring Uber and Lyft to Reclassify California Drivers as Employees
On October 22, 2020, a California appellate court affirmed a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify California drivers from independent contractors to employees and to comply with the California Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders, as requested by California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. (A further discussion of that original August 10, 2020 San Francisco Superior Court’s original 33-page decision can be found here.)
Labor And Trade: Prioritize The Workers
We need to avoid a global race to the bottom in labor standards.
What Does It Mean to Be Psychologically Safe in the Workplace?
Experts have identified one key factor that enables people to feel secure, happy, and challenged in the workplace, over and above everything else: psychological safety, or the knowledge that one won’t be punished, rejected, or iced out for speaking up or admitting a mistake.
Voting and the law of the California workplace
The 2020 election season will soon end. A record number of Californians are expected to vote by mail; many already have.
Building Back A Workplace With Generational Balance
Companies that build back post-crisis with an eye on generational balance will reap multiple benefits.
Some things will never change, but remote toil could revamp the workplace landscape
While the numbers are down significantly from a peak early in the COVID-19 pandemic, some 33 million U.S. workers are still toiling from remote locations in a massive, albeit compulsory, experiment in redefining the American workplace.
Labor advocacy group says Election Day should be a national holiday
“You need more than just a little bit of time to go and vote…but to be able to have some time to do a little bit of your research.”
What to do when your boss favors a colleague over you
Workplace favoritism is unfortunately very common. Here are four things you should do if it’s happening to you.
To Reduce Racial Inequality, Raise the Minimum Wage
Diversity and inclusion programs for elites are tokens. A large wage increase that would most benefit the Black working class is far better.
DOL Pooled Provider Plan Rule Sent to White House for Review
The Labor Department’s pooled plan provider rule has gone to the White House for final review, the last substantial step before it can be published in the Federal Register and take effect.
How Do You Tell if You Have a Good HR Department or a Bad One?
On a Reddit post, I advised a poster to speak with her HR department. Several people jumped in to say no, go straight to the Labor Board, as HR is bad.
This is sometimes true, and I clarified that if you had a bad HR department, you