California employees have one more thing to be grateful for this year, just in time for Thanksgiving. On September 17, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 1383 into law, effectively expanding the existing family and medical leave protections for working families. This new law, which becomes effective January 1, 2021, makes several significant changes to the existing family and medical leave law, commonly referred to as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Archives for November 12, 2020
Like many married and working couples first confronting the pandemic, Bianca Flokstra and Victor Udoewa tried to go on with their lives as normal.
Four common traps to avoid.
Here’s what employers need to do to ensure that workers are operating in a safe environment.
The ongoing controversy over the election has clouded the forecast somewhat, but there are a few key points to watch.
Let’s be honest – employees aren’t usually excited about going to diversity training.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he would accept the job of Labor secretary if President-elect Joe Biden asked him to join his Cabinet.
A federal appeals in court has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants
COVID-19 cases in the United States have been increasing rapidly in recent weeks, and the surge is expected to continue into the winter. On Nov. 10, 2020, the rolling seven-day average of confirmed cases was at an all-time high. Almost 62,000 individuals are hospitalized for COVID-19, the most since the pandemic began. Fatalities from COVID-19 are widely anticipated to rise in the coming weeks.
Trade Secret Insider co-founders Joe Lavigne and P.J. Kee were guests on the recent HR Works Podcast episode “HR Works 128: Employee Monitoring and Protecting Trade Secrets.”
Susan Chambers, a partner in the Tax Practice Group in the New Orleans office, and Linda Bounds Keng, a partner in the firm’s Tax Practice Group in the Jackson office, authored the chapter titled “Defined Contribution Plans, Section 401(k) Plans: Tax Aspects” in the Bloomberg Law Benefits Guide.
Many have said that the workplace tends to be society’s battlefield—where culture wars play out and emerging trends go up against long-established ones.
As anticipated, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has released final administrative rules implementing the new Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final rules reflect comments received in writing and during a live, virtual, public hearing held on November 2, 2020.
Of primary concern to employers were
Joon Hwang explains the value of properly drafted restrictive covenants.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the arrest of 15 individuals who claimed to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for nonexistent companies. In addition, USCIS notified 700 OPT recipients suspected of being complicit in similar activities that it would revoke their employment authorization. Further, USCIS notified an