Construction industry players are deluged with documents.
Archives for October 13, 2021
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce the addition of eight attorneys in our North and South Carolina offices. New hires include: Austin King, Amy Mull- and Matthew Stabler in Raleigh; Kamri Barber, Emory Sloan and Erica Wells in Columbia; Caitlin Walker in Greenville; and Wil Magaha in Charlotte.
Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz, Angela Quiles Nevarez and Arcelia Magaña co-author “How Our Firm Supports Lawyers of Hispanic Heritage,” published by Bloomberg Law.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Michael Harrington and Edward (Bud) F. O’Donnell, Jr., Partners, were named to the 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers List and Sami Asaad, Partner, was named to the 2021 Connecticut Rising Stars List.
On October 5, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) that significantly expand causes of action available to older workers. While NJLAD has always prohibited age-based discrimination in employment, the new amendments create a new private right of action for forced retirement claims and eliminates a safe harbor provision which limited damages and gave small businesses more flexibility to manage their workforces.
Over the past few months, many employers have announced plans to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among their workforce by implementing either medical premium discounts for the vaccinated or surcharges for the unvaccinated.
On October 4, 2021, a North California federal jury awarded a former Tesla subcontractor $137 million after finding that he had been subjected to a hostile work environment and that Tesla was responsible for the harm it caused.
California employers may now distribute required posters and notices to employees via email. Senate Bill 657, which is effective on January 1, 2022, clarifies that employers do not need to send or show remote employees required employee postings.
So, a few of my colleagues and I have been wagering how long it would take the federal Department of Labor’s OSHA folks to prepare an initial draft of a regulation to implement President Biden’s private sector vaccination order. I won. (I said it would be before October 15, 2021.)
The California Supreme Court issued several employment law decisions during the past year. We summarize below the most important of these rulings.
On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) No. 331 into law. SB 331 is known as the “Silenced No More Act.” It amends California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1001 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and imposes significant new restrictions on
On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-40, which states that no entity in Texas can “compel” any individual, including any employee or consumer, to receive a COVID-19 vaccination who objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical
An office design research team at Herman Miller quizzed hundreds of companies to learn what it will take to get workers back to their desks
A framework, drawn from the experiences of eight transgender professionals.