Citing factors such as inflation, population deceleration, migration, and the long-term economic effects of Hurricane Maria and the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pedro Pierluisi has sign into law the “Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Act.”
Archives for September 21, 2021
Congress again is seeking to include requirements that federal government contractors and subcontractors disclose actual and alleged violations of labor and employment laws during the contract bidding phase in must-pass legislation.
Courtney Malveaux discusses the legal implications of vaccination and testing requirements in “Labor Law: How should businesses respond to Biden’s vaccine mandate?” published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Laura Pierson-Scheinberg and Kymiya St. Pierre co-author “California Employer Resources on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Rules,” published by SHRM.
Patricia Anderson Pryor and Leslie Stout-Tabackman discuss the Biden Administration issuing a wave of new COVID-19 obligations for employers in “COVID-19 Task Force Issues FAQs on Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers,” published by SHRM.
Jackson Lewis is ranked on The American Lawyer’s 2021 Global 200 list designating law firms based on gross revenue in “The 2021 Global 200: Ranked by Gross Revenue,” published by Law.com.
Recently, we have seen three cases in which a Workers’ Compensation Law Judge disqualified carrier medical reports for failure to adhere to 12 NYCRR 300.2(d)(4)(e), which states, in relevant part, that the doctor has to certify that they have reviewed the report, that it is a true and accurate opinion, and that no one has influenced them.
The Ninth Circuit created a judicial “tremor” on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, when it issued a ruling partially tossing out a District Judge’s Order blocking enforcement of a California law barring employers from requiring workers to sign agreements mandating arbitration of certain employment disputes as a condition of employment. In the closely watched matter of U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta, Ninth Circuit Case No. 20-15291, the Ninth Circuit partially reinvigorated California’s controversial AB 51, which not only imposed the prohibition noted above, but also imposed criminal and civil penalties on employers who attempted to require such agreements of employees.
As President Joe Biden travelled to a meeting of the United National General Assembly, the Administration announced that, in early November, COVID-19 travel restrictions would be relaxed for fully vaccinated travelers from all the previously restricted countries: the UK and Ireland, the 26 Schengen Zone countries, Brazil, China, India, Iran,
Employees at Telhio Credit Union are already used to having their internal communications monitored to ensure compliance with US financial rules.
Many who started careers during the pandemic have never worked in the same space as colleagues. But there are ways bosses can ensure they don’t miss out on mentoring.
Is discriminatory behavior widely dispersed or highly concentrated in a small number of people?
Look at the style of an office in any given era and you’ll get a glimpse of the defining themes in white-collar workers’ lives at the time.
The pandemic disrupted “soft work”—the gossip, eavesdropping, and casual relationship-building that aren’t a formal part of your job.
Last spring and summer, many companies were announcing their plans for return-to-office, work-from-anywhere, hub-and-spoke or other office return strategies.