On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court in Kennedy Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, effectively ended the usage of time-punch rounding policies in the context of employee meal periods. This decision will have a major impact for any employers utilizing time-punch rounding applications that track and round employee time punches for employee meal periods.
Archives for March 2, 2021
FordHarrison Diversity & Inclusion Partner Dawn Siler-Nixon was mentioned in the Thomson Reuters article, “Midsize Law Firm Innovation Moves to Advance Diversity & Inclusion.” Dawn previously served as a panelist on a virtual roundtable for Thomson Reuters and in this article suggests ways law firms could increase diversity recruitment.
Tim Brechtel and Alex Glaser, partners in the Tax Practice Group, and Jennifer Kogos, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, participated as panelists during the special webinar “COVID’s Impact on Compliance and Other Employment Issues” hosted by BXS Insurance on February 25, 2021. During the webinar, the group discussed the COVID-19 virus’ impact on workplace concerns including COBRA issues and extended deadlines to the No Surprises Act to employment issues, such as the coronavirus vaccine in the workplace and the need for accommodations to certain groups if the vaccine is mandated.
Florida may soon join the growing number of states that have enacted comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. Backed by Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida House Bill 969 (HB 969) would create new obligations for covered businesses and greatly expand consumers’ rights concerning their personal information, such as a right to notice about a business’s data collection and selling practices.
Daniel Schudroff discusses the implications of the National Labor Relation’s Board requesting briefs from interesting parties regarding its upcoming decision on whether to overrule the Johnnie’s Poultry precedent in a case concerning Sunbelt Rentals Inc. in “NLRB Wants Briefs On Employee-Questioning Precedent,” published by Law360.
Joseph Lazzarotti discusses the privacy implications of complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights regarding patients’ access to their medical records in “Doctor, I’d Like You to Change My Medical Record,” published by Medscape Medical News.
Samantha Hoffman discusses her legal background and her recent elevation in “How I Made Firm Managing Principal: ‘Seek Opportunities and Accept the Challenges That Come With Them,’ Says Samantha Hoffman of Jackson Lewis,” published by Law.com.
Twelve strategies backed by behavioral economics.
The unionization struggle at a year-old warehouse in Alabama will help shape the future of work.
Thousands of Californians who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are still struggling to get problems with their unemployment benefits sorted out with the state’s unemployment agency.
My boss, Kate, has asked for feedback.
A manager in the company’s cloud-computing division accused colleagues of engaging in racial stereotyping, and alleged that one former co-worker propositioned her for sex.
- The Protecting the Right to Organize Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives early last year but wasn’t taken up by the U.S. Senate.
The attorney general’s investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses, including the governor himself.
What’s the next revolution in work?