Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has once again been recognized for excellence and earned “National Tier 1” rankings in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment in the 2021 U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report. Law firms included in “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and legal prowess.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 into law on September 4, 2020, which went into effect immediately upon signature and focuses largely on expanding and/or clarifying the exemptions to the ABC test under AB 5
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has always been important for employers, and it has become increasingly so as the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workplaces and businesses across the country and globe. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit provides additional guidance and contours regarding the ADA— and it reaffirmed the basic principles surrounding the reasonable accommodation process under the Act.
Of the over 100 different ballot initiatives under consideration across the United States in the recent election, California’s Proposition 22 stands alone. The measure was perhaps the most significant initiative voters considered, and likely will have a far-ranging impact on businesses and society as a whole.
Background: California adopts
In October 2020, both Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh passed Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Acts, which prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle and “protective and cultural hair textures and hairstyles” (i.e., those that are commonly associated with certain groups that are
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been flexible about how to complete Form I-9 employment verification due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing companies working remotely to inspect documents virtually (e.g., over video link, fax, or email) since March 2020. The period of flexibility has been extended over and over
Voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota approved laws to legalize marijuana on Election Day 2020. Recreational marijuana was approved in Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey, while Mississippi voters approved medical marijuana. South Dakota voters approved both medical and recreational marijuana ballot initiatives.