Thanks to powerful lobbying, last week the House of Representatives introduced a new bipartisan bill, the Worker Flexibility and Choice Act (the “Act”). This bill provides for a new classification of workers in between employee and independent contractor. The classification would allow businesses to continue treating certain workers as independent contractors, while also providing some benefits typically provided to employees. The Act is backed by major app-based and gig economy companies, including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, as well as trucking and construction associations.
Archives for July 25, 2022
Physician Contracts – Part 3: How to Ensure Fair Contracts for all Parties
Part 3: Nexsen Pruet is well-positioned to assist physicians in evaluating their employment agreement as well as their separation agreement.
VA Employee Placed on Sick-Leave Restriction Loses Job Bias Suit
A Veterans Affairs Department pharmacy technician failed to exhaust her administrative remedies for job discrimination and therefore is barred from suing, because the complaints she made to the agency only referenced her use of sick leave, not her undisclosed underlying diabetes, the Seventh Circuit ruled.
What Are Summer Fridays?
Learn more about Summer Fridays, a company benefit in which employees are allowed to leave early – or sometimes not work at all – on Fridays.
Don’t Let Layoffs Undermine Your DEI Efforts
A “last hired/first fired” approach disproportionately impacts women and people of color.
8 big things that will affect older workers in the coming years
Lots of older Americans used the pandemic as a good time to leave their jobs and retire early. And why not? Stocks were up, real estate was up, and this so-called “wealth effect” gave them a feeling of confidence.
16 Ways Companies Can Better Support Remote Workers’ Tech Needs
While most professionals welcome the convenience and flexibility of remote work, for nontech employees, suddenly having to “self-serve” their tech issues can be intimidating.
Chaos In The House: Managing Workplace Complexity
In a previous article, I spoke of how workplace complexity and work overload act like a wave of resistance pushing against all efforts on the part of leaders to move the organization forward.
Your boss might be reading your work messages. Here’s how to prevent that.
Your boss may have access to your chats, messages and emails at the workplace. But there are ways to protect yourself.
Whole-person safety — why HR leaders should expand the idea of workplace safety
When most leaders think about workplace safety, they focus on physical safety.
Will California Legislature allow its workers to unionize?
California’s dominant Democratic Party is joined at the hip with the state’s unions so it’s not surprising that legislators frequently enact measures aimed at helping their allies recruit and maintain dues-paying members.
Calling In Sick or Going on Vacation, Workers Aren’t Showing Up This Summer
Employers struggle with staffing as high Covid-19 infection rates, a longstanding labor shortage and vacation season converge
Workers Have Trouble Unplugging While on PTO
Staff shortages, falling behind cited