Jackson Lewis has ranked number two in the 2022 Glass Ceiling Report for its proportion of women attorneys in “These Firms Have The Most Women In Equity Partnerships” published by Law360.
Archives for August 24, 2022
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris Discusses Injunction on Florida’s Individual Freedom Act
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris discusses a judge’s decision to block Florida’s Individual Freedom Act, which regulates how private employers can address race- and sex-related topics during workplace training in “5 Takeaways After Judge Halts Fla. Law Curbing Bias Training,” published by Law360.
Raymond Perez Comments on Potential Increase to OSHA Fines
Raymond Perez comments on the the Senate no longer pursuing a massive increase to OSHA’s penalties for safety violations in “Regulatory Update: Big Jump in OSHA Fines Not Coming,” published by EHS Today.
Tanya Bovée Comments on Jackson Lewis’ Principal Diversity Program
Tanya Bovée comments on Jackson Lewis’ Path to Principal program, which helps all attorneys, but especially women and attorneys from diverse backgrounds, understand the criteria to become a principal at the firm in “How BigLaw Is Trying To Solve Its Gender Equity Problem,” published by Law360.
Ninth Circuit Withdraws Prior Opinion Regarding California’s AB 51 and Grants Panel Rehearing
Since 2021, the challenge to California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 51 (on employment arbitration) has been in limbo awaiting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision on a petition to rehear the appeal en banc. On August 22, 2022, instead of granting or denying the petition for rehearing en banc, the Ninth Circuit made a surprise decision to withdraw its prior opinion and grant a panel rehearing.
Department of Labor: Releasing Employers’ 2016-2020 EEO-1 Report Data Unless Each Employer Objects
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for detailed EEO-1 Report employee demographic information that thousands of U.S. employers submitted from 2016 through 2020. Unless these employers submit objections by September 19, OFCCP plans to release their currently non-public demographic employee data in response to the request.
Super Lawyers Honors 48 of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys in 2022
Fourty-eight attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse offices have been listed in the 2022 Upstate New York edition of Super Lawyers. The range of practices these attorneys represent – including Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability, State and Municipal Law, Employment and Labor, Workers’ Compensation, Sports and Entertainment, and Environmental Law – highlights the breadth and depth of Goldberg Segalla’s capabilities across the region.
Goldberg Segalla Partners Named to Top 25 Women among Upstate New York Super Lawyers
In addition to being among the 48 Goldberg Segalla attorneys recognized in the 2022 Upstate New York edition of Super Lawyers, partners Julie P. Apter and Susan E. Van Gelder have achieved special recognition. The two are on the Top 25 Women Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, considered “The Best of the Best.”
Pennsylvania Adopts New Rules for Tipped Workers and Salaried Employees Who Work a Fluctuating Week to Ensure Proper Compensation for Overtime
On August 5, 2022, prior legislation signed by Gov. Wolf took effect, providing more protections to Pennsylvania workers. Specifically, it includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act at 34 Pa. Code Chapter 231.
Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction to Halt Enforcement of Florida’s Stop WOKE Act
On August 18, 2022, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida entered a preliminary injunction ordering state officials in Florida to take no steps to enforce HB7, or the “Stop WOKE Act,” while the court considers the merits of the case.
California Court of Appeals Provides Guidance on State’s Requirement to Provide Seating to Employees
Executive Summary: Recently, the California appellate court provided guidance on how employers may comply with the Golden State’s workplace seating requirement. While the court found that the inquiry is fact-intensive and involves a multitude of job- and workplace-specific factors, the court’s opinion suggests employers should use a commonsense approach when providing seating to their employees, including an inquiry into how employers can meaningfully provide seats to their employees. The opinion, issued July 19, 2022, is Meda v. AutoZone.
Tesla to urge dismissal of California agency’s race bias lawsuit
Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) lawyers on Wednesday will urge a California judge to throw out a lawsuit by the state’s civil rights agency accusing the electric car maker of widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant.
U.S. Supreme Court asked to revive postal worker’s religious bias claim
Court urged to overturn 1977 ruling on religious accommodations
The Surprise in a Faltering Economy: Laid-Off Workers Quickly Find Jobs
People losing jobs are rapidly landing interviews, multiple job offers and higher pay, holding down unemployment totals
External Workers May Not Be First To Go During A Recession
There is much talk and speculation about an impending recession.