In this issue, attorneys discuss some of the emerging trends and issues to look out for as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and toward a new year.
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Union membership in the United States has dropped to about 6.5% of private sector workers, after peaking at about 35% in the 1970s. Yet, Gallup polls show steadily increasing approval of unions, from 48% in 2009 to 65% in 2020.
When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, COVID-19-related leave was no longer assured for many employees throughout the United States unless another law, like the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, applies.
Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy discuss the implications of Philadelphia’s new predictability pay requirement mandating extra compensation for last-minute schedule changes and other wage and hour regulations facing employers in the region in “Worker Scheduling Laws Set to Expand Amid Pandemic Balancing Act,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris dicusses the implications of increased class action lawsuits brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and litigation risks employers should be aware of in “Lawsuits Filed in 2020 Over COVID-19 Were Diverse, but Limited,” published by Law.com.
Jeffrey Brecher discusses potential changes from the Department of Labor to independent contractor classification, opinion letters and other wage and hour issues under the Biden Administration in “4 Wage And Hour Developments To Watch In 2021,” published by Law360.
The Nexsen Pruet law firm has elevated eight attorneys to Members of the growing legal team. They are corporate attorneys, litigators, and employment and labor lawyers who represent businesses and professionals working in industries across the Carolinas including construction, manufacturing and banking.
FordHarrison Awarded 2021 “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
A military pilot, an entrepreneur, and a business professor discuss the professional struggles and strengths that come from their ADHD.
Make the most of that unnerving stretch of time.
Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it.
The economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented in many respects, but all too familiar in one: The crisis has taken a particular toll on young workers.
Coronavirus will not kill the office, Dror Poleg writes for The Upshot.
Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.
COVID-19 has so many people working from home some or all of the time: does commuting to a company site represent compensable worksite-to-worksite travel?