To start the process of updating the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a seminal disability civil rights law that provides protections to elementary, secondary, and postsecondary students, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced that it will solicit public recommendations from students and their advocates and hold listening sessions to determine ways to improve the current regulations to achieve the present-day needs of America’s students with disabilities.
Archives for May 10, 2022
CDF Webinar: Consequences of No-Poach Agreements: Civil and Criminal
Register early for CDF’s next webinar scheduled for March 24. Dan M. Forman, Partner & Chair of CDF’s Trade Secret Practice Group, will present this timely topic on the “Consequences of No-Poach Agreements: Civil and Criminal.” In today’s tight recruiting market, business owners and managers must ensure they are not inadvertently crossing the boundaries of no-poach or no-hire agreements to avoid criminal and civil penalties
Federal complaint spotlights Starbucks’ Buffalo activities in union battle
A federal complaint filed against Starbucks accuses the company of employee surveillance, intimidation and other illegal workplace behavior toward employees of its Buffalo-area stores.
Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 ETS FAQs and Issues Fact Sheet for California Employers
On May 7, 2022, the day after the latest revision to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) went into effect, Cal/OSHA issued updated answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a fact sheet. The FAQs continue to evolve and change with
151 Coffee to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Coffee Company Fired Two Employees with Disabilities Who Requested Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency Charged
RCC Partners to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Subway Franchise Failed to Accommodate an Autistic Worker and Then Fired Him Because of His Disability, Federal Agency Charges
What Stops Employees from Applying for Internal Roles
Research has identified three main barriers: awareness, access, and support.
Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions at Work
What to do when you notice a colleague — or yourself — saying something harmful.
Deltona settles discrimination lawsuit with former interim city manager for $45K
A former interim city manager who accused city officials of unlawful discrimination and retaliation in connection to his demotion settled his lawsuit for $45,000.
Delivery Workers Are the Next Frontier of Labor Organizing
Gig worker collectives across the country have successfully argued for more worker protections and in some cases, have prevented pay cuts. What many want next is the ability to form a proper union.
Amazon fires 2 union organizers tied to first U.S. labor win
Amazon has fired two employees with ties to the grassroots union that led the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history.
Nearly 670,000 frontline workers in Minnesota to get $750 pandemic bonus
Hundreds of thousands of first responders, medical workers, meatpackers and grocery clerks in Minnesota are in line for a $750 bonus check for remaining on the job as the COVID-19 pandemic raged.
The Long, Hard Road of Fighting Age Bias in the Workplace
Many older Americans face age bias in the workplace even though federal law prohibits discriminating against workers 40 and older.
The ‘Great Resignation’ has changed the workplace for good. ‘We’re not going back,’ says the expert who coined the term
There’s no turning back from the workplace changes brought about by the “Great Resignation,” according to the expert who coined the term.
How the metaverse will change the workplace
We may think we know what it means to work virtually, but the online workplace is evolving into nothing we’ve ever experienced before.