Kathryn Russo discusses the implications of marijuana potentially being decriminalized at the federal level for employers who are managing various workforces and drug testing obligations across multiple states in “Multistate Employers May Benefit From Dems’ Weed Bill,” published by Law360.
Archives for June 8, 2021
For employers, the decision to terminate an employee is never an easy one. Ripple effects, including the burden on remaining staff and a potential decrease in productivity, can be felt across the organization. Even in the best of times, termination decisions are fraught with innumerable risks, including the ever-present threat of litigation.
Bill Hines, managing partner of Jones Walker, was quoted in the NOLA.com article, “Office Workers Are Returning to Downtown New Orleans. But Is the 9-5 Back for Good?” Bill shares that the official return to office date for Jones Walker is scheduled for June 21, 2021, although the majority of attorneys and staff have started to return to the office.
On June 3, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal OSHA”) adopted revised regulations that address the impact of vaccinations as they have become widely available to the general public in California. These revised regulations contain comprehensive guidelines – more restrictive than those recently imposed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – for employers to follow in addition to many of the prior requirements previously issued by Cal OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Program, discussed in our previous Alert.
On January 1, 2020, California’s new lactation accommodation law, Senate Bill (SB) 142, went into effect and imposed detailed requirements for employers to provide lactation rooms and other facilities, along with new policies and procedures to administer lactation break programs. Just two months later, most California employees started working remotely
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Dear Littler: Thank you for answering our question last month about what wage and hour issues we needed to consider for our “wandering worker” who moved to North Dakota and wants to continue remote work. Of course, now that that issue is resolved, we have another question for you.
In its first all-virtual/remote video-cast hearing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discussed workplace civil rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for employees and employers. (Transcript of the April 28, 2021 hearing is available here.) During the hearing, Chairwoman Charlotte Burrows acknowledged that the EEOC must help employers navigate
California law is not typically seen as amiable to compelling employees to arbitrate their claims. However, in Franklin v. Community Regional Medical Center, ___ F.3d___(9th Cir. 2021), the Ninth Circuit panel upheld a motion to compel arbitration by a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement based on California law.
Your answers will help you identify what you’re really feeling — and what you really need.
Mega-corporations nowadays avoid public scrutiny for their treatment of workers by adopting a woke social agenda.
A city in Southern California is using stimulus money to get hazard pay bonuses into the pockets of essential workers.
There are big changes on the horizon for the post-pandemic workplace.
Table of Experts: Mental Health in the Workplace
Former San Diego city council member Carl DeMaio slammed the state’s latest “draconian” workplace regulations on COVID-19 masks, warning that, if enforced, will deal a “crushing blow” to California businesses.