Richard Cortizas, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was mentioned in the Bloomberg Law column, “Wake Up Call: Elite U.S. Firms Ride ‘Frenzy’ of Dealmaking,” on his recent appointment as the first Chief Diversity Officer of Jones Walker.
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We are pleased that Jones Walker was included in BTI Consulting Group’s Most Recommended Law Firms 2021, a comprehensive report compiled based on BTI’s annual survey of more than 350 general counsel at large organizations across 15 industry segments.
In June, Cal-OSHA updated its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), requiring unvaccinated employees to be masked in the workplace, except in certain situations, and permitting fully vaccinated employees to be maskless in the workplace in most situations. However, the ETS expressly provided that employers must comply with more stringent local regulations and health orders, when applicable. At the time the ETS was published, there were no significant local regulations in California addressing mask wearing in the workplace.
On May 25, 2021, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 47, which amends Nevada’s noncompetition statute, NRS 613.195 and the Nevada Unfair Trade Practices Act. The changes will go into effect on October 1, 2021.
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A disgruntled employee shared a letter they claimed their boss sent to staff, threatening to withhold their pay if they clocked out early.
A McDonald’s shareholder has hit the fast food chain’s board and adviser Morgan Lewis & Bockius with a derivative suit in Delaware state court that condemns their handling of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and misconduct claims that have beset the company.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a white former correction officer’s claim that he was fired in retaliation for complaining about a superior calling his biracial grandniece a “little monkey.”
President Biden announced that all civilian federal employees must receive the coronavirus vaccine or be forced to submit to regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and travel restrictions. Mr. Biden also urged states to use financial incentives to get more people vaccinated.
President Biden called on state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief funds to give $100 to residents who get vaccinated and said federal workers will have to show proof of vaccination or face new restrictions in the workplace, including complying with weekly testing.
The mandate could also trigger an avalanche of lawsuits.
The decision by Simone Biles to not compete in the Tokyo Olympics also speaks to the broader issues that millions of workers face