Kevin Lauri comments on the decision to name Stephanie Lewis co-leader of the firm’s Litigation group in “Jackson Lewis Adds Litigation Co-Chief As Trial Work Booms,” published by Law360.
Archives for May 9, 2022
Jonathan R. Cavalier Joins Jackson Lewis in Philadelphia
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Jonathan R. Cavalier has joined the firm’s Philadelphia office as a principal. Jon joins the firm from Cozen O’Connor and has more than 15 years of experience in labor and employment trials and litigation.
Top Five Labor Law Developments for April 2022
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) filed a brief seeking to expand unions’ right to obtain recognition from employers based on signed authorization cards alone, without the need for a Board election. In a brief filed on April 11 in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC, No. 28-CA-230115, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo advocates to reinstate the doctrine set forth in Joy Silk Mills, 85 NLRB 1263 (1949), under which an employer faced with signed authorization cards indicating a union’s majority status has no right to insist on a secret ballot election unless it can establish a good faith doubt of the union’s majority status.
Manufacturers Face Unique Problems in Accommodating Assembly Line Workers With Disabilities
As manufacturers rebound from the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and begin putting more employees back to work, they should be prepared for a corresponding increase in requests for accommodation from assembly line workers.
Episode 20: Employment Litigation: Perspectives from the ‘Other Side
In this episode, Jen chats with Tim Del Castillo, a respected litigator who represents both employers and employees. Jen and Tim offer practical guidance on the most common employer mistakes and how to stay out of court.
CAL/OSHA RELEASES FAQS FOR REVISED ETS
This past weekend, Cal/OSHA released updated Frequently Asked Questions and fact sheets for the third iteration of the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The current version of the ETS is effective from May 6, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Of course, as we’ve learned over the last few years, anything can change!
A Very Unhappy Birthday: Lessons on Employee Anxiety
A Kentucky jury recently awarded Kevin Berling $450,000 for disability discrimination because his employer ignored his request not to celebrate his birthday and subsequently terminated his employment.
Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Victor Aqeel
Goldberg Segalla added Victor Aqeel to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Mantattan. Aqeel was previously with Schwab and Gasparini in White Plains.
Fraud Still Doesn’t Pay in New York—May 2022 Update
WCL 114-a provides the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board with the authority to disqualify a claimant from receipt of lost time benefits, “[i]f for the purpose of obtaining compensation pursuant to section fifteen of this chapter, or for the purpose of influencing any determination regarding any such payment, a claimant knowingly makes a false statement or representation as to a material fact.”
California BoCal/OSHA Implements Third Revision to COVID-19 Emergency Regulationsard of Directors Diversity Law Violates Equal Protection
On May 6, 2022, the latest and greatest (third) revision to the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) takes effect. Most of the core requirements that employers must develop, implement, and maintain via a written COVID-19 Prevention Plan remain the same from the prior version, including:OVID-19 and returned to the workplace
Accenture CEO Julie Sweet on the Most Important Skill Job Seekers Need Today
If you interview at Accenture, there’s one question you must be able to answer.
How to Ask for Feedback from an Interviewer
Susan was certain she’d receive an offer after 10 interviews for a VP-level role, but she ultimately didn’t get the job.
Work Full-Time From Home For a 20 Percent Pay Cut? That’s What One Firm Just Told Its Employees
Paying remote workers less may sound good for the bottom line, but it’s a terrible idea.
Asians feel least included in the workplace out of all racial groups, new report says
Around the world, Asian employees feel the least included in the workplace compared to other demographic groups, according to a survey of 10,000 people conducted by Bain & Company.
Top Skills For Every Workplace To Develop
While it sounds obvious, developing the right kind of skills in your workforce is a vital strategy for long-term success.