Jennifer Kogos and Maggie Spell, partners in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, presented a webinar, “To Mandate or Not To Mandate, That is the Question,” to Netchex and its clients on January 21, 2021. Jennifer and Maggie discussed factors that employers should consider in deciding whether or not to mandate its employees be vaccinated, how vaccination issues may play out in the workplace, accommodation issues, and the areas of potential liability that could arise from requiring the vaccine.
Archives for January 25, 2021
Maggie Spell, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was quoted in the BIZ New Orleans article “What are the Top Employment Law Changes for 2021?”
In 2017, then-Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta, appointed by former President Donald Trump, announced the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) would be reviving the practice of issuing Opinion Letters, seeking to “provide clarity that helps increase compliance to the benefit of all.”
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed the decision of an administrative law judge (ALJ) and held lawful an employer’s social media policy prohibiting disparagement of the company and others, “inappropriate communications,” disclosing confidential information, posting photos of coworkers, or using the company logo to denigrate people or causes. Medic Ambulance Service, 370 NLRB No. 65 (Jan. 4, 2021).
Minutes following his swearing in, President Joe Biden demanded that Peter Robb resign his post as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Rarely have presidential candidates campaigned on promulgating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard, but on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden did just that, making it all but certain he will fulfill a campaign pledge to enact an Emergency Temporary Standard to address COVID-19, possibly as early as January.
Executive Summary: President Biden wasted no time following his inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, signing over a dozen executive actions, including the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (Racial Equity EO).
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that President Biden has named Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows Chair of the EEOC and Commissioner Jocelyn Samuels Vice Chair of the EEOC.
Lessons from Switzerland’s electricity network.
Uncertainty, bad news, the losses of a loved one or close people can overwhelm and stress you. In order to face the situation and be resilient, you need to work on yourself, love yourself, protect your mind and be healthy.
Advice for three people trying to navigate racial politics at work, and one person dealing with the emotional baggage from a previous job.
One of the words that has come to define the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout is this one: Virtual.
When companies move all employee communications online, they face the same problems as the rest of the internet. But they don’t have to let bad behavior seep in.
Alpha Global includes workers from 10 countries, including the United States and Germany
Just because working from home can be comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t get a work-related injury. These home office essentials will keep you in good shape.