“We are proud to elevate such an accomplished and dedicated attorney to her new role as Senior Counsel,” said Scott Roberts, co-managing partner of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein. “This well-deserved recognition is a testament to Allie’s demonstrated leadership, hard work, and unflagging commitment to the firm, her colleagues, and our clients.
Archives for September 23, 2022
Practical Guidance to Mitigate Risks to Employers of “Bad Actors” Who Engage in Retaliatory Acts
The Biden Administration recently announced increased coordination between EEOC, the US DOL and the NLRB to strengthen an intra-agency approach focused on combatting unlawful workplace retaliation. The approach will raise awareness and engage not only workers and the public, but also other key stakeholders, including employers.
Given the Administration’s focus,
Beltway Buzz, September 23, 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.
New York City Proposes Regulations to Clarify Requirements for Using Automated Employment Decision Tools
On September 23, 2022, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) proposed additional rules relating to Local Law 144 of 2021, which will regulate the use of automated employment decision tools starting January 1, 2023. The newly proposed rules provide much-needed clarity on key gaps
Eleventh Circuit Serves a Whopper of a Ruling on Franchisor’s ‘No-Poach’/‘No-Hire’ Agreement With Franchisees
Over the last several years, business-to-business “no-hire” and “no-poach” agreements have come under legal attack, including through enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission and criminal prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice. Even President Biden jumped into the fray on July 9, 2021, when he issued his “Executive Order
Department of State’s October Visa Bulletin Includes Significant Reduction in EB-2 Visa Availability
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its Visa Bulletin for October 2022. The Visa Bulletin is a monthly DOS publication regarding immigrant visa availability. The Bulletin lists the cut-off dates that govern visa availability and determines which applicants are eligible to file for adjustment of status (final stage
Dear Littler: Do we need to do anything different for Monkeypox?
Dear Littler: After we finally got our minds (and workplace policies and practices) wrapped around COVID-19, our employees have now expressed concern about monkeypox and what we’re doing about it. Although we haven’t had any outbreaks in our main offices in California or New Jersey, we want to get
DHS Publishes Final Rule Restoring Asylum Regulations
Announcing a new final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is officially reinstating the 2020 asylum rules in light of the court decision that said they were invalid.
In February 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated two 2020 Trump-era rules that for two years
Now Is Always a Good Time to Evaluate Your FMLA Processes
Based on our experience advising hundreds of employers and closely watching court rulings on cases around the country, we offer a few tips for complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Employers should follow their own policies with respect to FMLA leave and requests for time off. To
Quiet Quitting, Mouse-Jigglers, Career Polygamy?? Should Employers Be Worried?
“Quiet quitting,” “career polygamy,” “overemployment,” “mouse-jigglers,” and “DJs for work meetings”? Social media has exploded with stories of employees rejecting “hustle culture,” reclaiming work-life balance, and prioritizing their own well-being over their allegedly thankless and greedy employers. So how do you protect your business and ensure that your employees
Walmart Named in Legal Cannabis Class Action Suit for Retaliating Against Employees
Cannabis use has been legalized in 19 different states, so far. In New Jersey, state legislation has been passed to ensure employees who engage with cannabis recreationally are not penalized in the workplace. Still, many employees are subject to drug tests that continue to identify the presence of marijuana,
Bloomberg Accused of Evading Overtime Payments
Two years ago, Bloomberg LP settled a $3 million lawsuit that accused the company of failing to pay its workers overtime wages. Now, Bloomberg is once again under fire for illegal payment practices. Heidi Diaz, a former human resources employee at Bloomberg, is the lead plaintiff in the class action,