Richard Cortizas, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was mentioned in the The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate for his appointment as the first Chief Diversity Officer of the firm. The “New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business” column includes an overview of Richard’s new role and a summary of his career leading to this appointment.
Archives for August 18, 2021
Unions are successfully targeting workers in the technology industry, even as employees transition to a more remote workplace during the pandemic.
On August 2, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-0233, which adds work authorization status to the list of protected classifications in Illinois. Effective immediately, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) now makes it a civil rights violation for an employer to discriminate in any employment action (i.e. hiring, discipline, promotion, termination, etc.) based on an employee’s Work Authorization Status. “Work Authorization Status” means the status of being a person born outside of the United States, and not a U.S. citizen, who is authorized by the federal government to work in the United States.
Research suggests that everyone benefits when leaders open up. Here’s how to start.
ABM Industries has agreed to pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a federal charge of national origin harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Most people know that the law protects them from being discriminated against by their employer on the basis of race, gender, disability, and a variety of other protected characteristics.
Eighty-nine percent of employees have experienced burnout in the past year, and vacations aren’t the solution, according to a report from workforce analytics company Visier.
More low-wage employees want opportunities to grow. Big companies are making more promises to help them.
Among the myriad issues confronting the U.S. economy today, one major challenge receives little attention: an aging workforce and the impact of demographic trends on nearly every industry’s ability to innovate, grow and replenish itself.
Your employees aren’t the same as they were before the pandemic. Your office design shouldn’t be either.
In what’s being called “The Great Resignation,” Americans are reevaluating their lives and quitting their jobs in record numbers. Now some companies are adjusting policies and offering perks to attract employees and satisfy demands.
Consider this: Over the past 18 months, pandemic-caused remote work — and technology like Zoom — have done more to advance worker personhood and productivity than all the leaders and all the offices in the land.
On August 13, 2021, OSHA issued updated guidance to better align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s July 27, 2021 recommendations, given the rising cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The guidance’s purpose is to summarize the CDC’s “substantial or high transmission” guidance and assist employers in
Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would be implementing the “Key to NYC Pass” requiring that patrons and employees of certain indoor entertainment, recreation, dining and fitness establishments prove that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine