Archives for April 5, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 (Response Plan) to regional administrator and state plan designees on March 12, 2021.
Employers can expect union and political pressure to push for neutrality agreements.
The country begins the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic with optimism because of three Emergency Use Authorization vaccines and President Joe Biden’s direction that all states make all adults eligible for vaccination by May 1, 2021. As more workers return to work in person, there are key considerations for employers in the coming months.
Courtney Malveaux discusses how employers can collaborate with workers when devising safety protocols related to COVID-19 and mitigate potential retaliation claims in “Employers Under Pressure as Covid Retaliation Court Claims Rise,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Catherine Cano discusses best practices for workplace vaccination ambassadors tasked with encouraging workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in “CDC Recommends Employer Steps to Increase Vaccine Acceptance,” published by SHRM
Andrew Maunz discusses new requirements for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding its obligations to employers who choose to go through the conciliation process for discrimination claims in “4 Things To Know About The EEOC’s Conciliation Revamp,” published by Law360.
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was quoted in the HR Daily Advisor article “Walsh’s DOL Expected to Chart More Employee-Friendly Course.”
New York is the latest state to legalize recreation marijuana. On March 31, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, ending New York’s several year delay in agreeing on a marijuana legalization law.
In a monumental shift for state-court litigators and litigants, the Florida Supreme Court recently decided to forego the established state law standard for summary judgment in favor of adopting the more lenient, and more defense-friendly, federal standard articulated by the United States Supreme Court in the trilogy of cases of Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242 (1986), and Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp., 475 U.S. 574 (1986). Florida now joins 38 other states in adopting the federal standard.
FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that nine lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers Ones To Watch. The list includes attorneys from five offices nationwide, recognized in two specialties: Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Some attorneys are named in both categories. The recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Ones to Watch recipients typically have been in practice for five to nine years.
Amazon was built on an underdog philosophy, but its workers are finding a voice. That presents a problem for the company that goes far beyond the union vote in Alabama.
Advice to help you adapt your career to fit your life priorities.
When Nikolina swapped the office for home working in early 2020 as the pandemic swept the globe, she hoped her company’s toxic culture might improve.
The AI market is projected to be 190 billion by 2025. AI applications, once the purview of only the most advanced technologists are now pervasive.