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.
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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.
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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.
House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced the Speak Out Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to stop employers from forcing workers to remain silent about current and future instances of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace — as a requirement for employment.
Before the arrival of Covid-19 made home working the norm, the workplace was often viewed as a hub for budding romances, with statistics indicating that around 24% of people have confessed to having had relations with a co-worker at some point.
A Pennsylvania transit agency’s policy prohibiting political and social adornments on employee uniforms that was updated to include Black Lives Matter messaging is likely unconstitutional and a lower court properly blocked its application against BLM supporters, the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday.
Aside from, “You’re on mute,” “I quit” has likely become one of the most popular sayings in the US over the last two years.
The City of Bloomington, Minnesota is the latest city in Minnesota to join the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth in enacting an Earned Sick and Safe Leave ordinance (ORDINANCE NO. 2022-31). The Ordinance, which largely mirrors the requirements of the City of Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time Ordinance