Many employers are confused about the “exclusion pay” provisions in Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. Join Jennifer for a practical explanation and tips for compliance.
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Last November, California voters convincingly (almost 60% supporting) enacted Proposition 22. This Proposition was a well-funded effort that allows gig drivers working for companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash to avoid the statutory requirements of AB5 and allows them to continue to have legitimate arguments that they are working as independent contractors
Stephanie Peet discusses increased harassment complaints following the global shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic in “Bullying and racist Slack messages are becoming more prevalent during COVID,” published by the Employee Benefits Advisor.
With President Biden charting a fundamentally different course in labor relations, employers should monitor developments taking place. In less than three weeks, Washington saw President Biden’s firing of National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Peter Robb, removal of Robb’s Deputy General Counsel Alice Stock, and appointment of Peter Sung
One day after President Biden entered office, the White House issued a memorandum directing all agencies to review, and consider delaying, any rules that had been issued by the former administration but that were not yet effective. Following that directive, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed delaying the
Rules are rules. We must follow rules at all costs. Zero tolerance policies come from a good place–we want everyone to know how serious we are–but they can blow up in a disastrous way.
On February 1, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new software system to receive and process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and objections. FOIA allows individuals the right to request access to federal government records.
Individuals looking to make FOIA requests can now initiate the requests
For many women, feeling like an outsider isn’t an illusion — it’s the result of systemic bias and exclusion.
California currently has a patchwork of local COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave ordinances which remain in effect in 2021. But what about employers that are not located in those localities with a supplemental paid sick leave ordinance? Or employees who have exhausted supplement paid sick leave allotments?
Before the pandemic,
On February 5, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted summary judgment in Snyder v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Company, No. 18-1266, holding that DuPont did not terminate the employment of its employee, Peggy Snyder, in retaliation for her use of leave under the
Ole Kristian Olsby and Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe explain the regulations around gender equality and discrimination in the workplace.
International Law Office (ILO)
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There’s a moment in the new documentary “9to5: The Story of a Movement” where Karen Nussbaum recounts an experience she had while working as a secretary at Harvard University in the early 1970s:
There’s no question that the pandemic has changed our outlook on remote work, as well as the future of the workplace itself.
Some large corporations are paying employees to get a Covid-19 vaccine shot, including Target, McDonald’s and Kroger.
Gensler’s new report highlights the biggest trends reshaping offices and healthcare spaces in 2021.