Earlier this month, a federal district court in North Carolina rejected Charlotte Catholic High School’s religious defenses against a Title VII claim of sex discrimination allegedly based on an employee’s sexual orientation.
Archives for September 22, 2021
Amazon’s looser stance on workers’ marijuana use now covers people who were previously dismissed.
Under federal law, keeping employees from discussing pay with coworkers is an unfair labor practice. Yet workers, advocates, and labor experts say such “pay gag” infractions are widespread, with awareness of the law at a minimum.
Working in US public sector feels untenable for many amid lack of benefits, low pay and lack of general investment
On September 17, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released for discussion initial draft text for proposed permanent COVID-19 regulations, which if adopted would be subject to renewal or expiration after two years, and would replace the current Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Stakeholders will have
Alecia Winfield talks about how to identify staff that might be a retention risk.
Michael Lotito weighs in on a few NLRB doctrines that would ease union recognition in some contested campaigns and raise the stakes in refusal-to-bargain cases if they are adopted.
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Connecticut recently legalized recreational marijuana use by adults. The new law creates complex employment protections for recreational marijuana users. The same legislation also includes provisions that strongly encourage any cannabis-related employer seeking to operate in Connecticut to permit the unionization of its workforce.1
In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signaled efforts to increase its scrutiny of work activities that may expose workers to heat-related hazards. On September 1, 2021, OSHA issued a Memorandum to its Regional Administrators and State Designees to announce a
For now, California employers are beholden to state and local COVID-19 requirements as well as Cal/OSHA’s infamous COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS are set to expire on January 14, 2022. However, Cal/OSHA has recently released a draft of a semi-permanent standard for COVID-19.
The current proposal would create
Carlo Majer and Edgardo Ratti discuss vaccine mandates in the European Union.
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Michael Lotito writes about unions and their allies’ attempts to sneak parts of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act into the budget bill.
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They got me. I resisted as long as I could. Over the past year, numerous friends told me I should be watching Ted Lasso, extolling the virtues of this new show airing on Apple TV+. I wasn’t interested. Frankly, I’m not big into soccer (sorry to all the soccer fans
On September 21, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law an Act that raises the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50. Prior to this increase, the minimum wage in Puerto Rico had not been modified since 2009. The Act and its new base pay will enter