Arbitration agreements, which aim to keep legal disputes between employees and employers out of the courts, are becoming more common. However, recent developments have led to significant shifts in how and where enforceable agreements may be presented to employees.
Archives for June 21, 2022
Since at least the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, healthcare employers nationwide have endured serious talent acquisition and retention challenges, forcing employers to consider different strategies to maintain a stable workforce.
Garen Dodge discusses options employers may want to consider when reducing their workforce including allowing employees to opt into severance packages in “How Employers Can Avoid Bias In Recession-Driven Layoffs,” published by Law360.
Jackson Lewis ranks at No. 33 on the 2022 Law360 400, which tracks the largest law firms in the United States by domestic attorney headcount in “The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms,” published by Law360.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has signed into law changes reversing portions of the 2017 employment reform law. House Bill 1244 (HB 1244) rolls back and changes the statutory probationary period, vacation and sick leave accrual, and eligibility for the annual Christmas Bonus, among other requirements. The changes go into effect for most employers on July 20, 2022. For certain “small” and “mid-size” businesses as defined in the new law, changes will be effective on September 18, 2022.
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Transparency in Coverage Final Rules (TiC Final Rules) which, among other things, require non-grandfathered group health plans to post on a public website certain plan pricing information in machine-readable files (MRFs) by July 1, 2022.
There are two major California wage and hour bills that California employers should be aware of and monitor. We have outlined both below:
Four-Day Workweek Bill Halted
Assembly Bill 2932, known as the four-day workweek bill, was introduced earlier this year, seeking to redefine and shorten the workweek.
Current California law requires that work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek be compensated at a rate of at least one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay, subject to certain exceptions. AB 2932 proposes that an employee be paid one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 32 hours per workweek, rather than 40.
Tesla Inc. was sued by some former employees who claim the company’s decision to lay off about 10% of its workforce violated federal law by failing to provide the required advance notice for the job cuts.
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Musk said Tesla will reduce its salaried workforce by 10% in the next three months, while also growing the number of hourly employees.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said the state of Washington could not in a 2018 law lower the bar for federal contractors who work at a decomissioned nuclear weapons plant to receive workers’ compensation benefits.