The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) promised in a March 2022 hearing to address what it considered to be “severe and pervasive” discrimination in the construction sector. According to EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows, “[M]any women and people of color have either been shut out of construction jobs or face discrimination that limits their ability to thrive in these careers.”
Archives for 2022
What Labor Board’s Return to Allowing Micro-Units for Bargaining Means for Construction Employers
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision that could be of significant aid to organized labor in reorganizing the construction industry. American Steel Construction Inc. and Iron Workers Local 25, 372 NLRB 23 (2022).
Construction Industry Workplace Law Update – Winter 2022
Construction Companies Become Latest Targets of EEOC
OSHA Inspection Dos and Don’ts for Construction Industry
When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arrives at a construction site for an inspection, knowing the OSHA requirements for the industry is extremely important to keep business moving. OSHA targets the construction industry like no other because operations are often in clear view and because the industry accounts for more occupational injuries than any other.
Survey Provides Recommendations for Recruiting, Retention in Construction Industry Using DEI Initiatives
The “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design and Construction” report from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Dodge Construction Network (DCN) highlights the benefits for construction employers that engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and provides recommendations for recruiting and retention using DEI initiatives.
Puerto Rico Adds Legal Protections for Interns, Right to Paid Internships
The Puerto Rico Fair Internships Act, Act No. 114-2022 (Act 114), seeks to protect students and recent graduates by guaranteeing paid internships and establishing other legal rights for interns.
Avoiding Worker’s Compensation Retaliation Claims in the Construction Industry
Even with the strictest compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and best workplace safety practices, on-the-job injuries from time to time are inevitable in the construction industry. Many states have enacted powerful protections for workers filing worker’s compensation claims, or exercising related rights, to guard against retaliation by employers. These anti-retaliation protections may include both civil and criminal liabilities and strong remedial schemes.
Lewis Quoted in Restaurant Dive on Starbucks Union Contract Race
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, was quoted in two Restaurant Dive articles, “The Starbucks union’s contract fight is a race against time” and “Union proposals at odds with Starbucks’ contract goals”. In the articles, Sid discusses the current state of Starbucks’ union’s contract battle and outlines important details for employers and management during union contract negotiations.
Culotta Presents on Mississippi Medical Marijuana Law Compliance
Jason Culotta, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, gave a presentation on medical marijuana to the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi during their biannual HR meeting on October 31, 2022. Jason gave attendees an update on federal and Mississippi laws governing medical marijuana usage and provided tips on how to maintain compliance.
CDF Recognized by Manage HR Magazine as a Top 10 Employment Law Firm
CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) is honored to be named one of the Top 10 Employment Law Firms by Manage HR Magazine. Each year, Manage HR lists the top 10 employment law firms throughout the U.S. that are at the forefront of tackling business challenges. We cannot thank our clients enough for their support of our firm and for trusting and turning to CDF to protect and defend their companies with workforces in California against employment-related claims and for providing preemptive strategies to avoid litigation in the first place.
“Being responsive and always adding value are the two salient features that CDF has ingrained into its firm culture from the start,” said Marie DiSante, Founding and Firm Managing Partner.
“When our clients see that we aren’t wasting their money or spending time on things that aren’t central to the resolution of their litigation matters, they find us reliable and trustworthy, and that provides the greatest value,” added Tim Freudenberger, Founding Partner.
CDF Labor Law LLP Expands Firm Leadership, Elevates Three Attorneys to Partner
IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 29, 2022 – Labor, employment and business immigration law firm CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) is proud to announce the elevation of three outstanding attorneys to partner. These individuals are among the close to 50 CDF attorneys who aggressively defend and guide employers through the challenging legal landscape in California.
“Each of our new partners has consistently demonstrated exceptional legal acumen and excellent client service across broad industries for California employers,” said Firm Managing Partner Marie DiSante. “CDF continues its commitment to providing the best talent to protect, to defend, and to advocate for our clients.”
The 10 Most Terrible LinkedIn Posts of 2022
In the interest of full disclosure, I write on LinkedIn multiple times per week and I read there every day. Most of it is interesting or at least not terrible. But there are some awful posts over there. I’ve gathered the 10 that I find the most terrible from
LinkedIn’s CEO on Hiring Strategies and the Skills That Matter Most (from The New World of Work)
An interview from the HBR video series The New World of Work with editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius.
Our Favorite Management Tips of 2022
Ten picks from one of HBR’s most popular newsletters.
Mental health in the workplace, 2023 preview
48% of workers said their wellbeing declined in 2022, and 28% said they are miserable at work.