Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s workplace vaccine mandate and stricter workplace protocols kicking in January 14. You can listen to the interview here.
Archives for January 2022
Ok. So, it’s not much of an update. Many firms are writing about the new California supplemental COVID-19 sick leave “law.” But, we don’t have a law yet. Or any real language. Or any timeline. And, the proposed provisions have flip-flopped several times in the past few days. Stay tuned for more details when we have an actual bill…
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, change continues to be the one constant for employers. This episode in The Year Ahead series features a Q&A discussion with co-leaders of Jackson Lewis’ Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail and Technology industry groups who will share insights on how industries are addressing the challenges seen in 2021 and offering best practices to stay compliant and mitigate risk in 2022.
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, change continues to be the one constant for employers. On this episode of The Year Ahead series, we focus on DEI in the workplace, identifying the common misconceptions and mistakes organizations may make when approaching diversity, equity and inclusion and offering best practices to ensure equitable representation and treatment in all areas of the organization.
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, change continues to be the one constant for employers. On this episode of The Year Ahead series, we discuss the interplay of government driven vaccine mandates and the ensuing impacts on employers, including labor shortages and union organizing, as well as potential liabilities employers could face as a result.
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, change continues to be the one constant for employers. On this episode of The Year Ahead series, we focus on the shifting regulatory landscape, identifying the provisions in large scale legislation impacting employers and the current climate at influential regulatory bodies like the EEOC and NLRB.
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm received a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
In 2021, the workforce continued adapting to an evolving global pandemic, increasingly consequential social movements and a dramatic shift in employment policy ushered in by a change of leadership at the federal level.
While most of our focus over the last year has been on COVID-19-related developments, New York State and New York City employers also must ensure compliance with other recent and upcoming legal changes.
In the last decade, organizations of varied industries and sizes have heightened their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and, since 2020, DEI has become a top priority. COVID-19 pandemic realities, racial and social justice movements, changes in federal, state, or local laws, and generational shifts have increasingly brought DEI to the forefront.
THE NEW YORK WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD AND THIRD DEPARTMENT CONTINUE TO GRAPPLE WITH THE BREADTH OF COVERAGE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE TO UNDERLYING EMPLOYERS.
Picture a scenario in which an employer, prior to the hiring process, acquires previously expunged records of a potential employee. What are they to do? Does that constitute potential knowledge and liability under a negligent hiring analysis?
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Craig R. Thorstenson, Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office and member of FordHarrison’s Executive Committee, was named to the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list and Karl Analo, Senior Associate, was named to the 2022 Illinois Rising Stars list.
On January 25, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislatures announced plans to reactivate the expired COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CSPSL) applying to employers with 26 or more employees, which we discussed in our previous Alert. Complete details regarding the agreement of the CSPSL extension have not been confirmed, but the new CSPSL would be in effect through September 30, 2022, retroactively starting from January 1, 2022.
The burden shouldn’t be on you to draw boundaries, but you will have to do it.