The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) has been amended to require employers to allow employees to take personal sick leave for absences due to “personal care of a covered family member.”
Archives for May 13, 2021
In our latest issue of the Class Action Trends Report, Jackson Lewis attorneys discuss how employers can undertake Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives without risking class action discrimination suits; wage and hour compliance issues arising from the COVID-19-induced work-from-home surge; and a landmark Fifth Circuit decision rejecting the common two-stage framework for conditional certification of Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions.
Unions in the United States and Mexico have taken a significant step under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to interject the United States into labor disputes in Mexico by filing the first complaint under the USMCA’s rapid response mechanism against an auto parts supplier in Mexico.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Principal Allison P. Dearington has been selected as a winner of the 2021 Connecticut Legal Awards in the “New Leader in the Law” category, presented by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Honorees are selected based on legal prowess in the courtroom, in client service and cultivation, service to bar associations, and for performing pro bono work or community service in a volunteer capacity.
Joseph Lazzarotti discusses how a widespread lack of awareness regarding risks associated with data breaches are impacting retirement plan participants in “Your 401(k) Data Is Fair Game for Cross-Selling, for the Moment,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Kathryn Russo discusses the compliance, employment and drug testing implications of recreational marijuana laws that vary by state in “Some New Marijuana Laws Protect Off-Duty Recreational Use,” published by SHRM.
Late last month, President Biden fulfilled a campaign pledge by issuing his Executive Order on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.
A new paper by liberal economists presents evidence that policymakers helped hold down wages for four decades.
San Francisco-based Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company will pay $725,000 and furnish other relief to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
There are clear advantages to being your boss’s favorite. But there are downsides, too: Your peers may resent you, and it’s not good for team morale.
“No student should be forced to compromise their identity, nor should we continue to allow young people to be traumatized like this in 2021,” said Sen. Mike Simmons
A logistics company with a base at Lehigh Valley International Airport will pay $45,000 to settle a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it failed to stop sexual harassment of a worker so pervasive that she was forced to quit.
The case asks whether a single use of a racial slur in the workplace can create a hostile work environment, giving an employee the ability to pursue a case under Title VII of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964
The White House labor task force, headed by Vice President Kamala Harris, is set to hold its first meeting on Thursday afternoon, to discuss ways to mobilize the federal government’s resources to provide workers with more opportunities to organize, a White House official told Reuters.
As technology has become deeply embedded into how and where we work, it may be time for many organizations to add a role that crosses the domains of technology and worker experience.