New York State has amended its travel policy to allow visitors to “test out” of the 14-day quarantine
Archives for November 2020
Women and people of color still earn less than white men for the same work — and this disparity compounds over time.
AI systems can unfairly penalize certain segments of the population—especially women and minorities. Researchers and tech companies are figuring out how to address that.
This week will test your workforce’s ability to come together and collaborate. Regardless of political differences, these ideas will surely help.
A federal judge dismissed New York warehouse workers’ lawsuit against Amazon, ruling that their allegations about the company’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead.
EEOC leadership voted to approve a deal with the Labor and Justice departments, agreeing to consult with the DOJ on litigation stances and allow the Labor Department to retain individual discrimination complaints submitted by workers employed by federal contractors.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.
Diversity and inclusion initiatives have been top of mind for employers throughout 2020, as workplaces grapple with inequalities in the office and beyond.
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that Principal Meredith K. Stewart and Paralegal Debbie Panameno have been honored by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) for providing vital legal services to refugee and immigrant children. KIND is the leading national organization advocating for the rights of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in the U.S. Meredith and Debbie were recognized as volunteers who go above and beyond to help these children make their case for U.S. protection.
California employers have been inundated with new legislation this year and many employers may have forgotten Senate Bill 1123 (SB 1123), that was passed in 2018. SB 1123 expanded the Paid Family Leave program to include time off for employees to attend to a “qualifying exigency” related to an individual’s
Your Human Resources department isn’t just a team of experts in managing people—they’re experts in managing your company’s people. And if it’s operating effectively, your HR folks have tried and true tactics for keeping things running smoothly. While every successful HR team is unique, most probably have regular check-ins with employees to
I don’t know whether Donald Trump will be re-elected or if Joe Biden will be our next president, but I do know that there will be much rejoicing and much weeping no matter who wins. It’s just that the rejoicers and the weepers will change places.
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On October 29, 2020, the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance (represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.) filed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order (EO) 13950 and asking for injunctive and declaratory relief. The plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a
Having instituted a new on-line registration process for Cap H-1B petitions last year, on November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to replace the random selection process with a process that prioritizes H-1B petitions with the highest wage levels.
DHS sees wage