Governor Newsom has signed SB 1162, creating new obligations for employers in job postings and pay data reporting.
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Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 yesterday, which extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) through December 31, 2022. The new law also makes available grants to certain employers who pay out SPSL.
Daniel Schudroff comments on the potential impact voluntarily providing salary information may have on employers’ recruitment efforts and current employees in “Trend Toward Pay Transparency Continues,” published by SHRM.
Gavin Alexander discusses the legacy of Ralph Gants, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in “Late Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants honored in special SJC sitting,” published by The Boston Globe.
Historically, unions have had success organizing the core manual laborers in the construction industry. The formation of the first union of architects at a private-sector architecture firm in the country suggests that union activity could spread to other types of workers.
Awareness of the tangible business benefits of effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices is driving change in the construction industry. In the past, such efforts were seen as, at best, “the right thing to do.”
The changing legal landscape relating to marijuana usage means that employers
The changing legal landscape relating to marijuana usage means that employers, especially those with safety sensitive positions or who are subject to federally mandated compliance requirements, need to review their current policies and approaches to positive drug tests reflecting marijuana usage to ensure they follow applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding marijuana in the workplace.
Withdrawal liability is a statutory obligation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that any unionized employer may have to confront. Exemptions from liability include one applicable to construction industry employers.
The labor shortages faced by the construction industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic present an opportunity to focus on attracting a diverse pool of workers and on a renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced changes to the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) effective January 1, 2023.
Puerto Rico has amended its sexual harassment law to expand coverage to interns and to require employers to adopt a protocol to investigate sexual harassment allegations.
Goldberg Segalla added Joseph S. Brown to the firm’s Employment and Labor group in Buffalo.