On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed an omnibus spending bill which includes the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protection for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP), two new laws that enhance and protect the rights of pregnant and nursing employees.
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These days, more and more lawmakers are looking to regulate the amount of salary information employers are required to provide job applicants.
Women of color are getting physically sick from work. How can managers disrupt this “tox-sick” pattern?
A terrible precedent denies workers of faith their rights. But its replacement could be worse.
There’s a new effort on Capitol Hill to get federal workers to stop working from home. House Republicans have introduced the Show Up Act, a new bill that would force the return of big numbers of the federal workforce to in-person office spaces.
Amazon has been accused by federal safety regulators of failing to keep warehouse workers safe from workplace hazards at three US facilities, in the latest example of government officials scrutinizing the e-commerce giant’s labor practices.
A new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is going to have a very big impact on small businesses very soon.
It was a classic Nike ad – a celebration of women and sports in conjunction with International Women’s Day that was so inspiring and beautifully shot it could bring tears to your eyes.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a draft of its new Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), outlining its priorities in tackling workplace discrimination over the next four years.
Untangling my hair and my self-identity is tough enough on its own.
Silicon Valley as we know it — with its radically transparent company cultures, empowered employees, flat hierarchies and rarefied perks like nap pods and free food — is quickly disappearing. And it’s unlikely to return.
In this episode, Jen reminds us about the importance of performance management, and offers a number of key tools to make the process effective and relatively low risk.
This year, as has been the case the past six years, January brings two items from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that almost all employers will want to keep in mind. One is an adjustment to the penalties OSHA can impose for a violation of the Occupational Safety
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) recently released the 2023 Publication and Yearly Calculation of Adjusted Labor Compensation Order (2023 PAY CALC Order). The 2023 PAY CALC Order has increased the compensation thresholds applicable to a variety of Colorado wage-and-hour and workplace requirements.