Maine’s new “An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment” prohibits employers from requesting an applicant’s criminal history on their initial employment applications. An employer may ask about an applicant’s criminal history during an interview or once the applicant has been determined qualified for the position.
Archives for August 2, 2021
In the wake of a 2019 Newsday investigation into alleged discriminatory housing practices of suspected racial steering, there has been a pronounced focus on ways to curb potentially discriminatory housing practices across New York.
The Puerto Rico Department of Labor issued guidelines and a sample protocol early in 2021 for employers on Puerto Rico’s prohibition against workplace bullying, Act 90-2020. Employers have until August 2, 2021, to adopt, implement, and notify their workforce of the required protocol to manage workplace bullying situations.
Registered and authorized patients of medical cannabis in Puerto Rico are considered a protected category for purposes of all employment laws under an amendment to the “Act to Manage the Study, Development and Investigation of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limitations” signed by Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi on July 29, 2021.
The labor shortage has forced many manufacturers to adopt new strategies to meet their staffing needs.
Lindsey Swiger discusses the legal implications of workplace vaccine mandates following reports that the Biden Administration may require all federal employees and contractors to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in “COVID Vaccines And The Workplace; ‘I Alone Can Fix It’; Screen Time; Bob White,” broadcast by WJCT News.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm has appointed David Otte Chief Operating Officer (COO). David, who will be based in Jackson Lewis’ National Operations Center, joins the firm from Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where he served as COO. In his new role, David will oversee the firm’s business services functions and enhance operational capabilities.
In a lawsuit by a terminated employee claiming former supervisors conspired to target her with negative performance reviews which ultimately resulted in dismissal, the employee now has an easier path to recovery following a recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision.
Earlier this year, six employees died during a tragic accident at a poultry processor in Georgia. A leak of liquid nitrogen within the plant caused the accident.
On July 27, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on masking and other health measures in light of the rise in coronavirus cases fueled by the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19.
Southeast Employment Law Letter, Vol. 2, No. 8
An informal 360 review will help you grow as a leader and build mutual trust with your team.
Frank conversations are the first step to creating a more inclusive culture.
Insights from behavioral science show that people in the workplace are humans first, employees second. Knowing what makes people tick and fulfilling those basic human needs is your first line of defense in riding the turnover tsunami.