Executive Summary: The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) recently held that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits filed on behalf of employees in multiple states can only proceed when the court has proper jurisdiction over the employer defendant.
Archives for August 24, 2021
Joint-employer rules appear to be changing again, and this will create challenges for manufacturers.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi has expanded mandatory COVID-19 vaccination to additional private industries effective August 30, 2021.
One crucial lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that cost-effective, digital manufacturing solutions are needed to keep factories and supply chains running smoothly while producing high-quality products.
On August 18, 2021, President Joe Biden announced from the White House that his administration would require nursing homes to vaccinate their staffs against COVID-19 or risk losing Medicaid and Medicare funding. He said that this step was designed to keep people safe amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases
Survey of more than 1,600 employers reveals key concerns and strategies surrounding mandating and encouraging vaccination
(August 23, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of its COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Survey Report: Delta Variant Update, completed by 1,630 in-house
Over the past 16 months, a quiet labor and employment law revolution has been underway in Virginia. In the first quarter of 2021, the Virginia General Assembly doubled down legislative initiatives, imposing several additional labor and employment changes that will present challenges for many employers across the Commonwealth. By way
New regulatory guidance from three federal agencies that enforce private-sector benefits laws will make employers’ daunting 2021 health benefit to-do lists slightly—but only slightly—more manageable heading into 2022. Most importantly, the frequently asked questions (FAQ) guidance delays several of the most challenging 2021 and 2022 compliance requirements under the Consolidated
On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 672, an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. While the law codifies substantive Illinois common law on restrictive covenants, it also sets forth new and important limitations and requirements regarding the use of noncompete
The pandemic disrupted many Americans’ work lives. Some of us — generally highly educated white-collar workers with relatively well-paying jobs — were able to shift to remote work.
Back in 2019, Shaakirrah Sanders — a tenured professor at the University of Idaho College of Law — filed a lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination and retaliation against the law school and former dean Mark L. Adams.
Four options international companies should consider.
More than 40% of U.S. workers would start looking for another job if forced to return five days a week.
3 ways to encourage mental wellness and help employees thrive in stressful times.