Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia joins the District of Columbia and many other states with paid leave for designated workers (Virginia’s Paid Sick Leave Law), home health workers in this case. Paid sick leave is compensated at the same hourly rate and with the same benefits, including healthcare benefits, as an employee normally earns during hours worked.
Archives for April 12, 2021
While California has announced tentative plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions by June 15, 2021, the difficulties for employers are not over.
Changes to Philadelphia law will further restrict employers’ use and reliance on applicant, current employee, and independent contractor background information and affect the employee application and employee management process.
Beginning on July 1, 2022, New Mexico will join 15 other states (and Washington, D.C.) in requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.
A website is not a “place of public accommodation” and an inaccessible website is not necessarily equal to the denial of goods or services, a federal appeals court has held in a groundbreaking decision on disability discrimination under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Statements made in a disciplinary action form that did not hold the requisite defamatory “sting” to the reputation of the plaintiff cannot support a defamation claim, and statements made during proceedings before the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) are protected by absolute privilege and cannot form the basis of a defamation claim, the Supreme Court of Virginia has held.
Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia further expands the scope of the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The state also enacted protections and benefits for domestic workers.
Jonathan Spitz discusses the implications of Amazon workers highly publicized vote against unionizing in “Amazon Vote Deals Blow to Expanding Labor Union Membership,” published by the Wall Street Journal.
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Minia Bremenstul, an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, were quoted in the HRLaws.com article “5th Circuit: Doctor on Contract Can’t Sue Hospital for Bias.”
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Jacob Pritt, an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, were quoted in the HRLaws.com article “5th Circuit Rejects Disability Claim Based on Alcoholism.”
Excess work isn’t good for anyone, employers included. So why are we still doing it?
There are seven types of toxic bosses, and it’s important to learn how to deal with each of them.
Caregivers are crucial to the nation’s infrastructure and need business and government support
In the end, it wasn’t even close.
Of the various recommendations currently in play to initiate workplace and civil rights reform, to provide a meaningful path to justice, repealing the antiquated caps is both necessary and belated.