Plenty of offices will be empty until well into 2021, so there’s no time like the present to seek feedback from the boss and brush up on your skills.
Archives for November 2, 2020
Sports Fashion Chain Refused to Hire or Promote African Americans and Hispanics Into Management Positions and Harassed Black Employees, Federal Agency Charged
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a Commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic it will be a remote, audio-only meeting.
The pandemic has taken jobs, gigs, customers, and contracts from countless women. And many still aren’t sure when their industries will reopen or when clients will be ready to hire them again.
In this Special Report: “Employees May Be ‘Out of Sight’ While Teleworking, but the ADA Should Not Be ‘Out of Mind,'” “Trump v. Biden: The Winner’s Impact on Employers,” “COVID-19 Calls for Increased Monitoring of Remote Workforce” and “Restrictive Covenants and the Curious Case of National Law Firm Breakups.”
In 2018, Wells Fargo & Co. sent its high-powered attorney, Eugene Scalia, then a partner at corporate law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, on a mission to San Francisco to make a U.S. Labor Department investigation go away.
A Chicago area chain of sports fashion stores will pay $420,000 and revamp its management hiring and recruitment processes to end an EEOC lawsuit alleging it discriminated against Black and Hispanic workers in filling management positions, federal court records show.
Have you ever thought about how clean your employee workstations are?
Work can be stressful, and the pandemic isn’t helping. After so many months of life being upside down, it’s natural to be at the end of the proverbial rope.
Gig companies have long argued that people who drive for Uber or deliver food for DoorDash aren’t employees but rather are self-employed — a vital legal distinction that allows many internet “platforms” to withhold benefits and take other steps to minimize their labor costs.
There is no saving the economy without guaranteeing worker health.
Many major corporations have issued public statements of commitment to aggressively increase representation of African Americans in the workforce, particularly at the leadership and management levels. In response, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is responsible for regulating and enforcing federal contractors’ non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations, has notified several of those companies of its concern that their commitments portend use of race-based selection processes.
Many manufacturing companies are beginning to envision what the workplace will look like in the near future. While some manufacturing work cannot be done remotely because it is impossible or impractical, many companies were able to shift certain types of work to the virtual workplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to limit the number of employees within their manufacturing facilities.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that, in September and October of this year, the firm added eight associates to offices throughout the U.S. including Berkeley Heights, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second of several ERISA disputes this term, the first issue we discussed as the term began, October 5, 2020. Monday, November 2, 2020, the Justices will consider whether the Railroad Retirement Board’s denial of a claimant’s request to open a prior benefits decision