The last decade has seen the rise of the gig economy, comprised of independent contractors in flexible jobs.
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When Catalyst’s findings on the effects of masculine anxiety in the workplace landed in my inbox, I paused.
Women prefer remote work at a higher rate than men, according to a new study by the jobs platform FlexJobs.
Effective May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew the agency’s Trump-era rule that for the first time established a test for independent contractor status in a federal regulation. The Trump rule was published on Jan. 7, 2021, and was set to go into effect on March 8, 2021. (See our prior articles explaining the Trump rule here and here). However, the DOL under President Biden proposed to delay the rule from taking effect, and on May 5, 2021, announced its withdrawal.
Ninth annual survey of nearly 1,200 executives finds divergence in preferences for post-pandemic working models, along with new regulatory and workforce management challenges
(May 12, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of its ninth annual survey, completed by
Employers transitioning to a post-pandemic workplace face a host of novel challenges.
High on that list is navigating hybrid work models and what a return to physical workplaces looks like – especially when, as our survey reveals, the percentage of employees who prefer remote or hybrid work is higher
Startups are exciting: Five, ten people–all wearing multiple hats and working long hours, with the dream of making their fortunes.
But, if your business grows and moves outside the garage where your founders began, you need to start thinking about scaling everything—including employee relations. And when your scaling goes global, that’s
Over the past year, employers have had to grapple with seismic social, cultural, and political developments impacting profoundly how they do business.
Last week, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) and Cal/OSHA issued new guidance and directives, primarily related to fully vaccinated individuals. Cal/OSHA also FINALLY (whew!) submitted its proposed revised Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) for review later this month.
On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an interim final rule, with comment period, that revises the infection control requirements that long-term care (LTC) facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs-IID) must meet to participate in the Medicare and
An effective settlement agreement memorializes the resolution of a dispute between a claimant-employee and a business, provides the parties with a clear path forward, and creates peace of mind. A poorly-drafted settlement agreement, on the other hand, can create further conflict and problems.
This is what litigators would like employers
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Monday it now interprets—and will enforce—Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, effective immediately. Section 1557 generally prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in
A reader question:
Some of my employees have asked about bringing their “authentic self” to the workplace. I want to encourage individuality and the good things that come with that, but how can I still make it clear that they need to behave appropriately at work?
To read my answer,
On May 20th, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board will consider changes to COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”).
The proposed changes would still require employers to have an established written COVID-19 Prevention Program (“CPP”) that covers everything from training and communication with employees to the investigation of COVID-19 cases in the workplace.