We may finally have the answer to a question California employers have been asking all summer: Yes, California’s COVID-19-related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) law will almost certainly be extended.
Archives for August 2022
U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on Employers: Present and Future
The U.S. Supreme Court decisions that were issued in June 2022 had a significant impact on employers, and employers are now looking at implementing policies and practices in response to the decisions.
OFCCP Revises Directive on Federal Contractors’ Compliance with “Pay Equity Audits”
On March 15, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a Directive regarding OFCCP’s expectations of compliance with the regulatory provisions of 41 CFR 60-2.17(b)(3). The regulations require qualified contractors to implement an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action program, which must include an evaluation of whether and where gender, race, or ethnicity-based pay disparities exist. The Directive explained how, during a compliance review, the OFCCP would inquire into a contractor’s compliance, including access to internal pay equity audits. The Directive drew significant criticism because it appeared to claim a right to compel contractors to disclose their pay equity analyses even when potentially protected by the attorney-client or work product privilege.
In response to criticism, on August 18, 2022, the OFCCP issued the revised Directive 2022-01 Revision 1, Advancing Pay Equity Through Compensation Analysis. The revised and reissued Directive aims to update and clarify its guidance on how OFCCP will evaluate federal contractors’ compliance with compensation analysis obligations, including its authority to access and review documentation of required compensation analyses. This Revised Directive makes clear that OFCCP intends to challenge contractors if they rely on privilege objections in refusing to demonstrate compliance, while also acknowledging privilege concerns and giving contractors alternatives for demonstrating compliance with the regulatory provisions when issues of privilege exist. The key points of the Revised Directive are summarized below.
Bosses want workers back by Labor Day. They’re not going in without a fight
When the emails first started piling into Latitia Jackson’s inbox about heading back to the office after Labor Day, she and her colleagues figured it wouldn’t really happen.
White man who filed discrimination suit settles case, walks away with $100
David Blaska’s attorneys received the other $46,000 awarded in the settlement with the city of Madison, Wisconsin.
Column: This Labor Day a cheerless occasion for organized labor
Another Labor Day is creeping upon us, signaling summer is fading and fall is ahead. Monday is also the time organized labor salutes the nation’s unionized workforce.
Choosing Your Own Hours Isn’t Just for Remote Workers Anymore
More on-site workers in manufacturing, warehouse and hospitality jobs gain ability to set their own shifts in a tight labor market
Navigating the workplace with an eating disorder
The first few days of any job are a blur of paperwork and first impressions, and between setting up a new desk, meeting an office full of colleagues and learning the responsibilities of a new job, the details can slip from memory.
It’s Time To Usher Appreciation Back Into The Workplace
One issue business leaders worldwide continue to face is the Great Resignation.
Is ‘quiet quitting’ a good idea? Here’s what workplace experts say
Maggie Perkins said she started “quiet quitting” at her teaching job in 2018, even before it became a TikTok trend.
Forty-Two Percent of U.S. Workforce Not Taking Vacation, New Eagle Hill Consulting Research Finds
As the summer vacation season comes to a close, a large share of workers say they aren’t taking vacation time, often due to the high costs.
What To Do In A Recession? Prioritize Workforce Transformation
While talks of a recession are dominating many boardroom conversations, widespread consensus on the labor market is positive for now as July employment data shows the U.S. adding more than a half million jobs.
The Practical NLRB Advisor: Summer 2022
Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the Summer 2022 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. In this issue, the Advisor takes a small departure from our usual practice of providing readers a snapshot of, and insights into, the current state of U.S.
The Practical NLRB Advisor – Issue 21, Summer 2022
In This Issue The War on Captive Audience Meetings GC Memos Address Interagency Coordination, Immigrant Protections Other NLRB Developments
Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate: Eleventh Circuit Partially Vacates Preliminary Injunction
On August 26, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit narrowed the scope of a nationwide injunction that had barred enforcement of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 federal contractor vaccine mandate. In December 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia had issued a nationwide