On April 16, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 93 (SB 93) – a “rehiring and retention” law. SB 93 creates new Labor Code section 2810.8, which requires certain hospitality businesses to rehire workers who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic prior to hiring new employees to fill previously laid-off employees’ positions. Employers must provide eligible employees at least five business days to respond to a job offer notice and must award the job depending on seniority if more than one employee is entitled to a specific rehired position.
Archives for April 21, 2021
Letter from the Diversity and
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Holly A. Georgell has joined FordHarrison’s Chicago office remotely as Of Counsel. Holly comes to FordHarrison from General Motors.
Jackson Lewis moves up the rankings to #76 on list featuring the country’s highest-grossing law firms in “The 2021 Am Law 100: Ranked by Gross Revenue,” published by The American Lawyer.
Introduction. In mid-March, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and included in its many provisions for providing COVID relief and economic stimulus is the six-month COBRA Premium Assistance (a/k/a COBRA subsidy).
The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines marks the beginning of the end of the pandemic, but it will likely be months before the risk of contracting the coronavirus subsides and society returns to some semblance of normality.
Former EEOC General Counsel Eric S. Dreiband, now a partner with Jones Day, looks at recent changes at EEOC and the impact of the firing of its general counsel.
Sen. Joe Manchin, widely regarded as a crucial swing vote in the narrowly Democratic Senate, moved a sweeping pro-union law one step closer to enactment Monday by declaring that he would become a co-sponsor.
Like many in the hospitality industry Harry East, a banquet server for over 20 years at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, has struggled with anxiety and the uncertainty of having a job to return to once the hospitality industry recovers from the pandemic – all while experiencing long delays and gaps in receiving unemployment benefits through the state of Florida.
The state Legislature may require employers to create a workplace safety plan related to infectious diseases.
The pandemic has affected us all in different ways but women have been hit particularly hard.
This Stress Awareness Month, and as you begin to head back to the office, read a complete guide to managing return anxiety.
On April 7, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 20, enacting the Healthy Workplaces Act (HWA), which will require private employers in New Mexico with at least one employee to provide paid sick leave to employees. The new law becomes effective on July 1, 2022.
Every business’ strength is built on its employees. Protecting the health and safety of workers is something every business should be focused on, particularly as more workers begin to return to the office.