Employers can expect union and political pressure to push for neutrality agreements. President Joe Biden had signaled his approval of employers that enter into union neutrality agreements, including making a campaign promise that he would ensure federal contracts are awarded only to employers that sign union organizing neutrality agreements.
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A revived “Protecting the Right to Organize Act,” or PRO Act, has passed the House of Representatives again. The sponsors described the bill as comprehensive labor legislation aimed at bolstering workers’ collective bargaining rights. The bill is in the Senate and was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on March 11, 2021.
After a year of frequently changing guidance and requirements for construction firms, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace, which expands on earlier guidance on preventive measures and addresses new topics, such as workplace testing programs, employee vaccinations, and sick leave policies.
In 2020 alone, there were nearly 20 highly publicized incidents of flagrant racism on construction jobsites throughout North America, ranging from workers of color finding nooses hung in the workplace to racist graffiti. Many companies in the construction industry recognize the “racism problem” and want to do their part to bring about meaningful change.
In January 2021, legislators introduced the “Raise the Wage Act of 2021,” to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025. If passed, it would be the first increase in more than a decade, the longest stretch since 1938.
Courtney Malveaux discusses best practices for incentivizing employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in “Employers wary of mandating COVID-19 vaccinations,” published by Business Insurance.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced this week that April 26, 2021 is the opening date for collecting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data. Furthermore, employers will have until July 19, 2021 to submit two years of EEO-1 data. This announcement comes after the commission opted to delay the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection last May due to COVID-19.
What do approximately 6,000 employees in Alabama have in common? They are waiting for their ballots to be counted and related legal challenges decided by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as part of a union campaign at Amazon’s Distribution Center in Bessemer, Alabama. Because of the pandemic, voting has occurred using mail-in ballots, a cumbersome and sometimes controversial process. The initial election results will likely be known this week, but the long-term outcome and consequences of the election may not be known for many months or even years.
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But the justices voiced concern that challenges to N.C.A.A. limits on pay beyond the modest education-related sums at issue in the case could threaten the distinction between amateur and pro sports.
eedley, Calif.-based fruit farm Family Tree Farms, Inc. has settled a federal charge of sex discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $40,000 and other relief, the federal agency announced today.
Family Ranch, Inc., a Central Valley farm labor contractor, has settled a federal charge of sex discrimination and retaliation filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $55,000 and other injunctive relief, the federal agency announced today.
The vote in Alabama is a temperature check on beliefs about Amazon and labor unions in the United States.
Discussion about the incredible events of the past year, the lessons they have learned along the way, and what their companies’ plans are as we move into the next phase of reopening.
We know some people are going to go back to some offices. We know those office spaces will be different than they used to be.