Mark Spring of CDF Labor Law LLP interviewed on vaccine requirements regarding return to work.
Archives for April 14, 2021
Todd Wulffson, CDF OC Office Managing Partner, discusses employers requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, potential employer liability of employees working from home, and more, on the podcast “Zoom meetings, hybrid work models: What to expect when returning to the office” hosted by Steve Chiotakis of KCRW – Southern California’s flagship NPR affiliate. Other podcast guests include Regina Phelps, a Pandemic planner, founder and CEO, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions Inc, and Tsedal Neeley, an Author and Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
This past month’s Amazon union election in Alabama received more national attention than any other union election since the Boeing election in South Carolina in February 2017. The press covered it very closely. Politicians offered their views on it. Even President Biden commented on it.
Notwithstanding the publicity, the efforts of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) failed miserably. Despite a massive campaign by the RWDSU, only 12.5% of the eligible workers actually voted to unionize. Slightly more than half of the 5,800 employees in the proposed bargaining unit cast their ballots. 1,798 rejected unionization and only 738 employees voted in favor of RWDSU representation.
On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced plans to begin a comprehensive review of its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order of March 8, 2021, “Executive Order on Guaranteeing an
On April 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Douglas L. Parker to be assistant secretary of labor for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Parker currently serves as chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).
Corporate America keeps squeezing the humanity out of the workplace.
Cariol Horne acted to keep a white officer from using what she saw as excessive force. Fifteen years later, a judge said her firing was wrong.
On March 24, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new interactive tool for obtaining tailored guidance on job-protected leave for pregnancy-related disability or to bond with a new child. The aptly-named “New-Parents Rights Advisor” is free and accessible online and intended to help employees
If there is a key mantra for companies right now, it has to be “diversity and inclusion.”
- Availability of the Special Employee Defense
- Ladder safety requirements for employers
- Proper use of scaffolding on worksites
- Enumerated activity under § 240(1)
People lucky enough to have the option are looking forward to working from home more after the pandemic, polls suggest — provided they’re not schooling from home at the same time.
Salesforce.com said it would start allowing vaccinated employees to return to some of its offices, making it one of the first major U.S. corporations to give vaccinated workers preferential treatment over those who have not taken the shot.
The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.
IT Leaders seek tech solutions to ‘create belonging and trust’
Nobody knows what the office will look like. But people have really really strong opinions on what it should look like.