The California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State for certain Labor Code violations.
Archives for August 15, 2022
Radio Host Mike Switzer from the @SCBizReview recently interviewed Employment Law Attorney David Dubberly on post-pandemic workplace concerns.
In June, the City of Los Angeles passed an ordinance designed to increase safety protections for hotel workers in hotels, limit daily workload, and raise hotel worker wages.
The new ordinance took effect on August 12, 2022.
Under the ordinance, a hotel employer must place on the back of the
Richard Greenberg comments on the importance of adopting clearance policies for employees looking to “moonlight” or work secondary jobs so advance permission can be established in “Review Moonlighting Policies in Light of Remote Work, Inflation,” published by SHRM.
Jason Gavejian and Joseph Lazzarotti author “Connecticut Will Add More Privacy Requirements,” published by SHRM.
Catherine Cano discusses the importance of responding compassionately to employees with psychological disabilities and ways to handle the stigma attached to mental health issues in “Respond Compassionately to People with Psychological Disabilities,” published by SHRM.
Jenifer Bologna discusses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated COVID-19 guidance, which highlights individual responsibility and no longer differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in “What Should Employers Do When a Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19?” published by SHRM.
The District of Columbia City Council has finalized amendments to implement the D.C. Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 effective October 1, 2022, and Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed D.C. Bill 24-256.
In an effort to streamline its guidance and reflect the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance that focuses on individual responsibility and is designed to help the public better understand how to protect themselves and others if they are sick or have been exposed.
Holding a gender-based scheduling policy giving only male detention service officers full weekends off was not unlawful discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has invited the full circuit court to revisit its standard for proving workplace discrimination.
The New York Law Journal has selected Thomas F. Segalla, founding partner of Goldberg Segalla, to receive a Lifetime Achievement award as part of its 2022 New York Legal Awards. The Lifetime Achievement award honors Tom’s accomplishments and impact on the legal community and the practice of law over the course of his entire career.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that six partners, Geetha N. Adinata, Frank L. Day Jr., Patricia G. Griffith, Kimberly Ross, Mark Saloman, and Dawn Siler-Nixon were listed in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers Guide in 2022.
Starbucks is accusing National Labor Relations Board employees of secretly coordinated with union organizers in the Kansas City area — and it wants the agency to halt all mail-in votes nationwide until a full investigation has been conducted.
Four strategies to balance short- and long-term success.
Choose the right people, then make sure they’re prepared.