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
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.
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.
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.
David Blaska’s attorneys received the other $46,000 awarded in the settlement with the city of Madison, Wisconsin.
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.
More on-site workers in manufacturing, warehouse and hospitality jobs gain ability to set their own shifts in a tight labor market
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.
One issue business leaders worldwide continue to face is the Great Resignation.
Maggie Perkins said she started “quiet quitting” at her teaching job in 2018, even before it became a TikTok trend.
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.
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.
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.
In This Issue The War on Captive Audience Meetings GC Memos Address Interagency Coordination, Immigrant Protections Other NLRB Developments
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