On November 8, 2022, Missourians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, adopting “Amendment 3,” a proposal to amend the state Constitution. With this development, Missouri joins a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older (although marijuana is still unlawful as a matter of
Archives for November 11, 2022
They see low impact on poverty with wage increases
Jorge Sales Boyoli explains that while the minimum wage in Mexico has increased twice in the past seven or eight years, the working poor have not decreased as much.
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How private employers can recruit and retain veterans
Wendy Buckingham writes about ways that employers can recruit and retain military talent in today’s challenging job market.
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Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act is not the only Privacy and Data Protection Law in the Commonwealth
On January 1, 2023, Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CPDA) takes effect. Key features of the CPDA include expansive consumer privacy rights (right to access, right of rectification, right to delete, right to opt-out, right of portability, right against automatic decision making), a broad definition of “personal information”, the inclusion
Beltway Buzz, November 11, 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.
Walmart Settles Allegations of Racial Discrimination in Arbitration
Walmart has agreed to settle with a former supervisor who alleged he was fired shortly after complaining that his boss used racial slurs in the workplace and made inappropriate comments to his daughter.
Walmart requires its employees to sign arbitration agreements, which compels disgruntled workers to settle with their
NLRB Proposes Rescission of Recently Issued Rules on Elections
On November 4, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to rescind the “election protection” rule published on April 1, 2020, and to restore the prior protocols, including holding the processing of an election petition in abeyance if a union files an
Potential Rescission of NLRB’s 2020 Election Protection Rule
NLRB has proposed rescinding its 2020 election rule on blocking charges, voluntary recognition, and construction industry bargaining relationships. The proposed changes would reinstate election policies and procedures that, on balance, favor unionization. Comments on the proposal are due by January 3, 2023.
Littler Lightbulb: Labor & Employment Appellate Roundup
This Littler Lightbulb highlights some recent labor and employment law developments at the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal.
Google Pays $118 Million to Settle Gender Discrimination Class Allegations
Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against its female employees in California. The tech giant, which also owns the video-sharing platform YouTube, denied wrongdoing in its employment practices but agreed to the settlement after five years of litigation. The original lawsuit, filed in
Overemployed? The Growing Trend of Remote Workers Secretly Working Multiple Jobs
The COVID-19 pandemic forced countless businesses to transition their employees to remote work, and through this process, many learned that remote work can offer multiple advantages, including increased employee productivity and morale and decreased expense associated with commercial office space and employee parking. Even those companies continuing to prefer an
NLRB Proposal Seeks to Make Removing Unions More Difficult
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The Biden National Labor Relations Board has been very busy trying to undue the work of the Trump Board ever since Jennifer Abruzzo took over as NLRB General Counsel. In the latest maneuver, on November 3rd, the Board issued a proposed
Veterans Day 2022: Stories from Military Family Members
Emily Haigh, U.S. Army veteran and co-chair of Litter’s Veterans Affinity Group, speaks with Littler attorneys William Anthony, Tracy Leidner, and Emily Arnett, who each have a family member currently serving in active duty.
Veterans Day And a Reminder of Employers’ Military Leave Obligations
On November 11, 2022, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day, an annual holiday honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The date was first recognized as Armistice Day, a holiday to celebrate the end of World War I.
DashCam Developer Insulated From BIPA Liability
On November 3, 2022, an Illinois circuit court judge dismissed a Biometric Information Privacy Act (Privacy Act or BIPA) putative class action against Samsara, Inc., a DashCam developer. DashCam is a safety technology for trucking companies such as Samsara’s customer and co-defendant, Beelman Truck Co. The DashCam device points an