Massachusetts has established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave (MA EPSL) when they are unable to work due to specific qualifying reasons related to the pandemic.
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An amendment to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that for all actions brought to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, prejudgment interest of six percent will begin to accrue on the date the action is filed.
The pandemic has created an inflection point unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime — one that will redefine the workplace. Our Spring 2021 remote and return-to-the-workplace survey shares insights from more than 400 C-suite, senior human resources and legal executive respondents on what the future holds for their workplaces.
L&E Global, a worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services, is pleased to announce that the highly-regarded full-service law firm Pepeliaev Group is our new Member in Russia.
Howard Shapiro and René Thorne discuss the firm’s ERISA Complex Litigation group, the role of ERISA litigation in employment, and related class action and benefits trends in “Eye On ERISA: A Chat With Jackson Lewis’ Practice Chairs,” published by Law360.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. recently partnered with The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC’s) Employment and Labor Law Network (ELLN) to develop “RACE Talks: Realign Act Change Engage,” a 10-week racial equity education program focusing on individual transformation and change to ensure a more racially just workplace and society.
On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued long-awaited updated guidance regarding employers’ ability to mandate and incentivize employee vaccination for COVID-19 under federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. Adding information to existing Q&A guidance, and coordinating with the newly updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the EEOC update provides some clarity on previously vague agency positions. Importantly, the new guidance explicitly states that 1) employers can mandate vaccines without violating federal EEO laws, and 2) employers may provide incentives to employees who receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
Nexsen Pruet attorney Dara James Coleman was quoted on OSHA plans and complaints in the Financial Planning article “Hold the line: Inside Wells Fargo’s pandemic response.”
Last Friday, Cal-OSHA published its revised, proposed COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). These rules and regulations were promulgated primarily to take into account the impact of vaccinations in our state. They provide incentives for employers with large percentages of fully-vaccinated employees. These new standards are very extensive and have many new requirements for employers.
Jennifer Shaw spoke with CapRadio’s Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about the difficulties people have been facing with getting approved for unemployment. You can read the interview here.
Wow. A few days pass over a long weekend, and there are a million (ok, not quite that many!) COVID-19 developments.
The hopes for a booming pandemic recovery — growth led by jobs gains in the millions every month — were dealt a blow in recent weeks by a disappointing April jobs report.
Barge Company Employees Displayed Nooses in the Workplace, According to Lawsuit
Tennis stars and regular people alike struggle with wellness at work.
Entrepreneur Nicole Bernard Dawes wants her team to tell it like it is.