When news broke that Florida voters had approved a ballot measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Terrence Wise celebrated from a thousand miles away.
Archives for November 18, 2020
Among the predictions: Tools to make it easier to work from home, new ways to measure performance and more virtual reality
If you feel like there’s not much to laugh about right now, you’re probably not alone. But there are sound, scientific reasons to reach for the gags even if you don’t feel like it, and especially at work.
The coronavirus pandemic has heaped potentially unprecedented pressure on parents.
New research, coupled with past data, indicates that many former office dwellers now want to be home more but they still want an office to go to.
A contractor that provides security at Facebook’s Prineville data center will pay $595,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination by five employees.
Dancers who used to perform at two Portland strip clubs are alleging thatthe club owners retaliated against them for seeking better work conditions and for calling on the clubs to stop discriminating against Black dancers.
To address the spread of COVID-19, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has rolled back some of the phased reopening rules in this state. The new amended Proclamation and accompanying guidance mandate several statewide modifications to existing rules. The latest modifications are set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on December 14, 2020.
Most of 2020 has been tumultuous for employers and their management liability insurers and brokers. Interesting claims have started to emerge nearly 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of COVID-19-related employment complaints filed approaches 1,000.
Thus far in 2020, unions prevailed in mail ballot elections at the same rate as in-person elections. According to an October 16 Bloomberg report, although voter participation was low, unions won seven out of 10 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections regardless of whether the election was conducted by mail ballot or in-person (manual) ballot.
Laura Mitchell discusses anticipated labor law changes under the Biden Administration, including gig economy issues, religious freedom and OFCCP compliance and transparency in “Biden’s Diversity Policies May Line Up With Corporate America’s,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Michelle Phillips discusses issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in and out of the workplace and best practices for fostering a culture of allyship and inclusion in “Episode 5: Action” from the extensio@work™ podcast broadcast by Extensio Law.
With the holidays fast approaching, many employers are due for a refresh on how and when to provide religious accommodations to their employees. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion.
According to Jim Paretti, the EEOC doesn’t always vote along party lines.
Nancy Delogu describes how employers take creative approaches to drug testing.