Unsurprisingly, on May 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew its Independent Contractor Final Rule, published in the last days of the previous administration.
Archives for May 6, 2021
Gregg Clifton discusses the potential implications of Peter Sung Ohr’s appointment as acting general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board on student athlete organizing in “College Athletes Could Soon See Easier Path To Unionization,” published by Law360.
Nexsen Pruet employment attorneys Nikole Mergo, Jennie Cluverius, and Jimmy Byars were featured in Law360 for their representation of Nephron Pharmaceuticals in a considerable trade secrets case.
On April 22, 2021, the Philadelphia City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting employers from conducting pre-hire marijuana testing, which Mayor Jim Kenney signed it into law on April 28, 2021. The new ordinance makes it an unlawful employment practice for employers, labor organizations, or employment agencies to require prospective
USCIS expects to suspend biometrics requirements for H-4, L-2 and E-1, E-2, and E-3 Form I-539 applications beginning May 17, 2021, for at least 24 months. It will retain the discretion to require biometrics on a case-by-case basis.
The suspension is intended to eliminate the adjudication backlog that has prevented
A middle-aged woman in the public sector says she and her colleagues have been “underappreciated, overworked and mentally stressed out” as they faced pandemic-related challenges and stresses, without any pay increase.
The head of a federal civil rights agency has ordered a review of its Dallas district office following a USA TODAY investigation revealing widespread complaints of internal discrimination.
Like so many, the pandemic upended life for actor and dancer Rena Riffel. The Los Angeles-based performer needed help with rent, utilities and counselling when jobs suddenly dried up.
Google says it expects about 20 percent of its workforce to still work remotely after its offices reopen this fall, while some 60 percent will work a hybrid schedule that includes about three days in the office and two days “wherever they work best.”
A recent BBC report revealed the unfortunate news that remote work doesn’t necessarily provide people relief from a toxic workplace environment.
The first digital native generation entering the workforce is being shaped by the unique world catastrophes they’ve lived through in their young lives, finds a global report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IFAC (the International Federation of Accountants).
Private-sector employers will have to follow safety procedures designed to slow the spread of diseases such as COVID-19, and employees will have a role in enforcing the rules, under a new state law.
A federal court in California dismissed the disability discrimination claims of a job applicant who failed a pre-employment drug test due to medical marijuana use, holding that he did not sufficiently prove that he was disabled. More specifically, the court concluded that the applicant’s “subjective belief” that he suffered from
With COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations decreasing, states are slowly loosening restrictions on businesses. For example, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey announced plans to fully reopen by May 19th with some constraints remaining in place, including mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing. All three states have announced significant