Stacey Bastone discusses the implications of hiring a law firm to conduct a thorough, internal pay equity audit in place of a software company in “What to consider when considering a pay equity analysis,” published by HR Brew.
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Laura Mitchell discusses the implications of the Biden Administration’s recent nationwide vaccine mandate for companies with federal contracts as well as other smaller government contracts in “Broad Biden Vaccine Order Has Deep Reach Into Contractor Realm,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Sean Paisan discusses a new law from the California Divison of Occupational Safety and Health imposing fines on employers for “egregious” violations of COVID-19 standards, including instances where three or more employees are hospitalized for illness, in “Workplace safety law expands Cal/OSHA reach,” published by Business Insurance.
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the state Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) beginning January 1, 2022.
The New York State Commissioner of Health designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public” on September 6, 2021. Originally set to expire on September 30, the Commissioner has extended the designation through October 31. Accordingly, employers must continue to have their Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans in place.
On September 16, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Matias v. Terrapin House, Inc., ruled that an employee, who was terminated the same day that she informed her employer that she had tested positive for COVID-19, could proceed with claims alleging that her termination violated the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Restaurant Association has recognized FordHarrison and Hartford, CT Partner Ryan O’Donnell as their 2021 Vendor of the Year. Restaurant owners, operators, chefs, vendors and more will come together to celebrate the success of the industry during the 2021 CRAzies Awards Gala presented by Sysco, LLC at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Monday, December 6.
As is Connecticut’s tradition, several new laws took effect on October 1, 2021, including a number affecting the employment relationship.
On September 24, 2021, President Biden’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance for federal contractors and subcontractors regarding mandatory COVID-19 workplace safety protocols (“Guidance”).
A New York Arbitrator’s recent decision invalidating the non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) signed by former Apprentice star turned White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman (“Omarosa”) is a cautionary tale for employers who make regular use of such agreements with their employees.
Spike Electric and Controls, LLC, located in Houston, will pay a former employee $85,000 to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Workers who make Kellogg cereals including Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops went on strike on Tuesday at factories in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
A Wall Street Journal investigation finds 131 federal judges unlawfully ruled in cases involving companies in which they or their families held shares
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