If you pay employees a “flat” or automatic amount for reimbursement of their expenses, such as cell phone and internet charges, this new 9th Circuit case is important: https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/02/08/19-55784.pdf.
Archives for February 22, 2021
Manufacturing employers probably will continue to see an increase in COVID-19-related litigation affecting the industry. Keeping up with recent trends in COVID-19-related litigation can help manufacturers ensure compliance with the common bases of alleged violations.
The Biden administration has made some early moves that strongly suggest it intends significant changes from the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that manufacturers should watch closely.
Nadine Abrahams discusses best practices for ensuring compliance when attempting to send a W-2 statement to a former employees who may not be reachable in “What Can Employers Do If Former Employees Can’t Be Reached?” published by SHRM.
Michael Thomas is spotlighted for his strategic approach to training services targeting diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the workplace in “Paths to Success: Alumni Find Career Satisfaction in Diverse Places,” published by Boston College Law School Magazine.
Michelle Phillips discusses a requirement in the proposed Equality Act codifying transgender workers’ rights to use restrooms aligned with their gender identity in “3 Ways Proposed LGBT Rights Law May Change Workplaces,” published by Law360.
Benjamin Tulis discusses the practical implications of California regulations mandating hazard pay for certain essential workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in “Hazard Pay During COVID-19,” broadcast by the Legal Talk Network.
Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama, will soon decide if they want to remain union-free or to unionize. Employment attorney William Floyd discusses how the process raises questions and insights for other union-free employers and employees.
On February 18, 2021, the Biden administration formally introduced a new immigration bill in Congress—the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The bill, marshaled by Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), includes provisions that would impact all aspects of what the administration considers a broken immigration system.
Her team thinks she’s too directive. She worries she’s actually too collaborative. Now she must learn how to close that perception gap, so she can be seen as a leader.
The intertwined crises of the pandemic and structural racism have depleted people’s cognitive, emotional, and physical resources.
An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.
Many employers that have prepared or are in the process of preparing their EEO-1 reports in anticipation of the usual March reporting schedule are finding they can’t submit their reports because the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has not yet opened the EEO-1 reporting portal and has postponed the reporting period yet again. Thus, as with most things in 2020 and now 2021, things also are a bit different with EEO-1 reports than they usually are.
On January 13, House Delegate Sara Love Introduced the “Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy Act” (the “Act”) substantially modeled after the Biometric Information Privacy Act in Illinois, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”). Enacted in 2008, the Illinois BIPA only recently triggered an avalanche of class actions in Illinois,
The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly affected Pennsylvania workers, businesses and communities. To bolster economic recovery efforts and position Pennsylvania for economic growth, Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his “Back to Work PA” plan.