Monique Thacker, a HSBC executive who worked at the financial institution for nearly a decade, recently sued her employer for national origin discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. According to the complaint filed in New York federal court, Thacker “was subjected to adverse employment actions and treated differently and worse than her
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Security Checks Gain Renewed Attention
By: Security Checks Gain Renewed Attention
The California Supreme Court will soon decide if employees must be compensated for time spent waiting in their cars to pass through an employer’s security check. Specifically, the California Supreme Court will decide:
whether time spent in a personal vehicle waiting to scan an
Top Five Labor Law Developments for August 2022
1. Compensation in non-union jobs is outpacing compensation in union-represented jobs. A Bureau of Labor and Statistics report indicates the total wage and benefit costs for private-sector nonunionized employers was 3% higher than unionized employers for the 12-month period ending June 2022. Overall, total wage and benefit costs for private-industry
Beltway Buzz, September 9, 2022
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C. could impact your business.
NLRB Rules Employers Cannot Restrict Employees’ Right to Display Union Insignia
On August 29, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision finding that absent special circumstances, employers may not enforce dress codes or uniform policies that interfere with employees’ right to display union insignia. 371 NLRB No. 131 (Aug. 29, 2022). The NLRB’s decision is a return to
Franczek Webinar: Momentum in the Labor Movement – Part I
Thursday, September 22 at 12 p.m. Registration Join Franczek attorneys Sally Scott, Mike Warner, Jason Patterson and renowned labor scholar Robert Bruno on September 22, 2022 for the first installment of our webinar series addressing the recent changes and trends in the labor movement. After […]
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California Court of Appeal Upholds Construction Industry CBA Exemption from PAGA
The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District upheld the construction industry collective bargaining agreement exemption to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in Oswald v. Murray Plumbing and Heating Corporation.
Labor Code Section 2699.6
Under Labor Code section 2699.6, construction employees who perform work under a valid
When Onboarding Goes Wrong
Onboarding is important. It’s not just about paperwork–it’s about helping a new employee feel comfortable and helping the current employees accept and embrace (figuratively) the new employee.
Sometimes companies don’t think out the process.
Sometimes things just go wrong.
Sometimes we laugh at those things.
Can you share your
New Guidance from NC Commerce on Remote Workers under JDIG Program
NLRB Proposes Rewidening of Joint-Employer Standard
On September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unveiled a draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to replace its current rule, which clearly defines when two separate entities can be deemed joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), with the short-lived and much criticized standard it