It’s no secret that the statutory deck under ERISA is stacked heavily in favor of multiemployer pension plans and against employers contributing to—or withdrawing from—Taft-Hartley trust funds.
Archives for September 27, 2022
Courtney Malveaux and Melanie Paul discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent announcement that it is expanding the criteria for its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which could result in more employers on the SVEP list alongside increased enforcement against them in “OSHA Expands Who May Wind Up on Its ‘Severe Violator’ List,” published by SHRM.
Andrew Maunz comments on the importance of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s strategic enforcement plan, which it uses to set priorities for its field staff in “EEOC Seeks Input While Inching Toward Final Enforcement Plan,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Amy Peck comments on the potential risk for employers using online recruiting platforms to inadvertently violate immigration law by discriminating against non-citizens in “Recruiting Platforms Put Employers at Risk of Unintentional Bias,” published by Bloomberg Law.
From signing bonuses to flexible shifts to attract working parents, manufacturers have been focused on creative recruiting to address the labor shortage. But recruiting is only part of the solution to the labor crunch: manufacturers also need to up their game in retaining and investing in current employees.
Small projects can help ensure you’re hiring for skills — not just connection.
Although the agency that investigates complaints of workplace discrimination has offered the option to file documents and track cases electronically for years, its regulations do not specifically endorse the current system.
The work landscape is changing so quickly. The current economy, featuring high inflation and stock declines, is scaring even the most intrepid business leaders.
If New York Governor Kathy Hochul signs a new law mandating the inclusion of salary or compensation ranges on job descriptions, the state will follow the path of Colorado and Washington state where pay transparency laws are currently in effect.
With all the focus on automation, artificial intelligence and digitalization, it’s easy to assume that Industry 4.0 will displace opportunities for human workers in factories, mines, ports and other settings.
Perhaps you’ve heard of “quiet quitting.” It’s telling that the phrase has taken off on social media — but this is the fakest of fake “workplace trends.”
Gone are the days when employees didn’t feel like they could be themselves at work.
At Facebook’s annual Connect conference in October 2021, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg affirmed the company was rebranding as Meta.
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