Fall is a wonderful time of the year marked by pumpkins, cooler temperatures and an array of employment related bills signed into law by Governor Newsom. Below is a brief summary of the key laws impacting the workplace that employers should not ignore. Unless otherwise noted, all laws take effect on January 1, 2023.
Archives for November 22, 2022
Lynlee Wells Palmer and Tammy Baker Comment on Palmer Joining Jackson Lewis’ Birmingham Office
Lynlee Wells Palmer and Tammy Baker comment on Lynlee joining the firm’s Birmingham office as a principal in “Jackson Lewis Birmingham Office Adds Employment Principal,” published by Law360.
“Connecticut Movers: Leading Attorneys Jump to Hartford Firms,” Law.com
Proloy Das was featured in the Law.com article, “Connecticut Movers: Leading Attorneys Jump to Hartford Firms.” Welcome, Proloy!
A former Twitter employee who is a cancer survivor is suing the company after Elon Musk targeted remote work, claiming the abrupt policy change was discriminatory
An engineer is suing Twitter due to a u-turn on remote work instituted by Elon Musk in one of his first moves after he purchased the embattled company.
Hospital Ordered to Pay Female Non-White Nurses $600,000 Over Discrimination
A healthcare provider must pay a total of $625,000 to Black and Hispanic nurses and other non-white female staff after a review found it had discriminated against them.
Federal judge orders Amazon to cease and desist anti-labor practices
Judge Gujarati’s determination not only requires Amazon to cease and desist firing employees who participate in protected activities but also to post and read aloud her ruling at the JFK8 warehouse.
4th Circuit reverses dismissal of ADEA, Title VII claims
A plaintiff who said a required physical fitness test was a discriminatory condition of her government employment and that she was injured by a loss of income when she resigned after failing it can pursue claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII.
Elon Musk fired Twitter’s head of sales after she refused to sack more employees. He had previously begged her not to resign.
Elon Musk fired a top Twitter executive after she refused to sack more employees in the ad sales team, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to Insider.
Strike by U.C. Academic Workers Continues Into a Second Week
The walkout involves bargaining units representing nearly 48,000 teaching assistants, researchers and other employees across the University of California’s 10 campuses.
A reality check on the American workforce: Time to invest in people with disabilities
As leaders grapple with the tight labor market and grim economic forecasts, they need to make investments to make sure all employees, including those with disabilities, can do their best work.
Reevaluating Your Workplace Drug Testing Policy
As if the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t enough to deal with, drug overdoses are ramping up, and yes, this recent trend has the potential to touch all of our workplaces.
6 ways to ensure women have workplace flexibility
While the era of remote work is coming to an end for some companies, many employers are looking for ways to ensure flexibility remains a steadfast benefit for their employees. But some employers may be missing the mark for the women on their teams.
How to Deal With Meeting Overload at Workplace
If you work in an office, chances are you’re no stranger to the dreaded meeting overload.
8 Warning Signs That Your Workplace Is Becoming Toxic
A toxic workplace can lead to lower-quality work, a decrease in productivity, and employee dissatisfaction—all of which may lead to staff turnover.
Community Building In The Post-Pandemic Workplace
As we come out the other side of the pandemic – a period when many of us spent extended time with nothing to do but reflect on our lives – many businesses and individuals are changing course to act upon what they learned.