Executive Summary: Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) issued a press release detailing an increase in labor activity this year. Compared to this time last year, the Board has seen an exponential rise in representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges. This increase in labor activity coincides with the Biden Administration’s push to limit employers’ right of free speech and revive automatic recognition. As the labor landscape shifts, employers must shift their focus to preparation and training. Now, more than ever, executives and managers must know their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act (“the Act”).
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As thermometers hit their peak, the White House is touting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) heat illness prevention efforts to “protect millions of workers from heat illness and injury.”
Citing legislative “sleight of hand,” the Michigan Court of Claims has held that the Michigan legislature violated the state’s Constitution when, in 2018, it adopted and then immediately amended ballot initiatives to increase the state’s minimum wage and to require employer-paid sick leave.
On July 7, 2022, voters in San Francisco, California voted in favor of Proposition G, a paid public health emergency leave. The ordinance becomes operative on October 1, 2022 and updates the original Public Health Emergency leave ordinance. Prop G expanded the scope of paid leave from COVID-19 to additional areas where paid leave is required. Additionally, Prop G has reduced the employee count threshold for covered employers as described below. Further, this ordinance is in addition to any paid leave employers provide for their employees. San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (SF OLSE) is expected to develop additional guidelines and rules.
The proposed rule would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity by health care providers that receive federal funding.
Four strategies for managers.
“Literally me,” a friend DM’d me recently. The message came attached to a tweet of a story I’d written about how job seekers are anxious to land new gigs before the turbulent economic landscape becomes even more uncertain.
The jury ended up deadlocked Friday in U.S. District Court. The case was unique. Two police officers, one white and one Black, sued their Black chief saying he racially discriminated against both of them.
A former Harrisonville science teacher fired a year ago for allegedly making racist comments in the classroom contends in a federal lawsuit that the district discriminated against him when it terminated his employment.
The city of Portland last week settled a lawsuit brought by a former Fire & Rescue employee who alleged a decade’s worth of employment discrimination that he says forced him to resign his dream career.
As early as the industrial revolution, one particular math problem has faced businesses worldwide, of all sizes, in all industries.
Agencies Will Enhance Enforcement Efforts Through Greater Coordination and Information Sharing, Cross-Agency Training and Outreach
As the sense of urgency around climate change is increasing, some tech workers are ditching their ultra-desirable, high-paying tech jobs to work at companies fighting climate change.
You might have heard about the fintech company Klarna, whose CEO recently played a prerecorded video at an all-staff meeting to tell his employees that many of them were about to be laid off.