In this episode, Jen discusses common misperceptions about workers’ compensation and employment laws.
Archives for June 29, 2022
Companies across the Bay Area are responding to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade by offering various abortion benefits to employees. But what if you work for a company that allow for abortion but live in a state that forbids it? Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to discuss this issue. You can listen to the interview here.
Just when we thought we had mastered the glossary of COVID-19 terms, earlier this month the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an Order changing the definitions of “close-contact,” and the “infections period.”
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Pittsburgh Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager Marla N. Presley has been elected as President-Elect of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) for the 2022 term. Marla will be sworn into office on July 1 and her term will end on June 30, 2023. Effective July 1, 2023, she will serve as President of the Bar Association.
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “When one word and one time are too many” which was selected for inclusion in the “Best of HRLaws” section by HRLaws.com.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm recently added six attorneys to offices throughout the U.S. Berkeley Heights, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Nashville and Washington, D.C. are among the cities with new attorneys.
The “Stop WOKE Act” (HB7) (the “Act”) is set to go into effect on July 1, 2022, following a court decision this week declining to enter an injunction to halt the Act. The Act, among other things, restricts employers from requiring diversity training that “espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels [employees] to believe” certain prohibited concepts related to race, color, sex or national origin. In a previous Legal Alert, we summarized the Act and provided insight into what this new law will mean for employers. While Florida’s law is the first of its kind, there is speculation that other states could adopt similar legislation in the future.
The public sector is trying to compete with private employers, while still keeping finances stable for the uncertainty ahead.
GIPHX10, LLC, and Jaffer, Inc., Edmonton, Canada-based companies that operated as Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham until November 2021, have agreed to pay $370,000 to two female former housekeeping employees and to provide other relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit initiated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
My Indian immigrant parents instilled in me an incredible and intense work ethic.
Four questions leaders need to be asking.
but because here the employer’s (and union’s) actions were basically just an incident of public criticism, they didn’t qualify as hostile environment harassment (and the employee wasn’t fired or demoted).
Instead of trying to block an unstoppable transformation in the distribution of work, employers should focus on how to manage it better.
In a tight labor market where job openings outnumber job seekers by nearly two to one, and at a time when employee-led activism is on the rise, creating inclusive workplaces where all employees feel seen and heard will be key to winning the war for talent.
“Did you read the whole thing?” Erin Loughery asked their manager, hands shaking.