“Open hiring” can lead to more diversity, less turnover, and fairer systems.
Archives for January 5, 2021
Back in the 1950s, nearly a third of the American workforce belonged to a union.
The COVID-19 pandemic spawned more than 1,000 workplace-related lawsuits last year and drove a record number of class-action cases as employees sued over disputes over workplace safety, how they’re paid while working from home, and family and medical leave.
The last few years have seen a growing number of things be offered on an on-demand basis.
Alphabet workers’ union announcement Monday represents a tipping point for employees at the Google parent company.
With Monday’s announcement that some Google employees have formed the Alphabet Workers Union, the tech industry is getting its own innovative take on labor organizing.
Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.
The Alphabet Workers Union’s apparent weaknesses could be a strength
A police officer in Essex County who was fired over a year ago after he filed suit against Caldwell and its police chief alleging his bosses made racist remarks will get his job back, a judge has ruled.
A few weeks ago, while sitting in on my client’s virtual leadership team meeting as the team’s coach, I noticed that one of his team members, Evan, was unusually quiet and distracted.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had invited briefs on bannering and displays of “Scabby the Rat,” the giant roadside inflatable rat (or other gruesome creature) used in many labor disputes. At issue is the conflicting labor law principles distinguishing between lawful publicity of a dispute and unlawful coercive conduct.
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris discusses potential litigation risks related to asking employees to be vaccinated and return to work following Jackson Lewis’ COVID-19 Employment LitWatch finding that most disputes filed during the pandemic were related to employees contracting or caring for someone who contracted the virus in “What types of lawsuits were filed over COVID-19 in 2020?” published by ABA Journal.
Martin Aron authors “The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Claims and Litigation,” published by PropertyCasualty360.
Maggie Spell, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, returned as a guest on the HR Works Podcast “COVID-19 Update: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?” During this episode, she and show host Jim Davis discussed what employers should be evaluating in considering whether to make the vaccine mandatory, including the recent release of the EEOC guidance addressing the COVID-19 vaccine.
On the last day of 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ushered out the year with two new Opinion Letters. These may be the final two Opinion Letters of the Trump Administration and perhaps the last two for a while, depending on whether