Patricia Anderson Pryor discusses the prospective labor and employment implications of the Food and Drug Administration potentially approving Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines in “Full FDA approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 shots would reinvigorate the U.S. vaccination push — but it could still be months away,” published by Market Watch.
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Emily Borna discusses the prospective litigation implications of class action claims brought under the WARN Act regarding notice requirements for layoffs related to the COVID-19 pandemic in “Covid as Natural Disaster? Courts to Decide WARN Act Defense,” published by Bloomberg Law.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for spring 2021 lists regulations the agency will focus on for the next six months, including 26 Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, six of which are in the final rule stage and the rest are in the proposed or pre-rule stage. Many of them will directly affect the construction industry.
The right of plaintiffs to sue for technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other federal privacy laws has been the subject of much class litigation in recent years.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), in 29 CFR 1910.1200, to conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 (GHS, Rev. 7) are substantial and would have broad implications.
Despite concerns over potential employee confusion about when they must exercise their right to petition for an election to decertify their union representative, in an April 21, 2021, decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) chose to retain the contract bar doctrine as it exists.
There are numerous reasons why employers should take the time to update their handbooks on an annual basis, at a minimum. However, many employers, including those in the construction industry, undervalue the benefits a current, legally compliant handbook can have, and unfortunately, having an out-of-date handbook can be just as risky as having no handbook at all.
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offered new COVID-19 guidance allowing fully vaccinated individuals to avoid wearing masks or social distancing in most settings, manufacturing employers are left in the tough position of trying to manage the frustrations of a pandemic-weary workforce while navigating constant guidance updates.
A project labor agreement (PLA) is a type of collective bargaining agreement that covers multiple unionized trades working on a single defined project. While advocates emphasize the advantages of PLAs, construction owners and contractors should be aware of the drawbacks.
As Pride month draws to a close, we turn our focus to the actual lived experience of LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace … inclusivity in action.
Salary transparency is intended to help address inequities. But making the number public doesn’t seem to move the needle.
Three ways in-person work can make your life easier.
Lessons from a health care system in Texas.
Before COVID-19, when people discussed the future of work, the primary concern was about whether we were in danger of robots stealing our jobs.
Late last year, Erni Poché took a temporary job with the petition website Change.org.