Goldberg Segalla added Alexandra E. Weaver to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Manhattan.
Archives for February 2, 2023
The Year Ahead in RIF/WARN Issues in the Current Economy
In what is likely the busiest time for workforce reductions since the pandemic began, employers should engage in longer-term, strategic thinking about how to adjust staffing levels. Jackson Lewis principals Michael Jakowsky and Isaac J. Burker offer best practices for WARN and disparate impact analyses.
The Year Ahead in Labor
Organizing and strike activity will continue its upward trajectory in 2023. Jackson Lewis principals Richard F. Vitarelli and Jonathan J. Spitz say macroeconomic factors (e.g., pay, staffing, health safety), a labor-leaning NLRB GC, and pro-union earmarks in government contracts are fueling the trend across the country.
The Year Ahead in DOL Overtime and Independent Contractor Rules
New rulemaking to raise the salary level for exempt employees and an expected final DOL rule that is expected to make classifying workers as independent contractors less easy will be top-level topics in 2023. Jackson Lewis principals Jeffrey W. Brecher and Justin R. Barnes discuss the novel legal challenges likely to arise and how employers can prepare.
Peter J. Woo Named Board Chairperson and President of Asian American Insurance Network
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Peter J. Woo has been appointed as Board Chairperson and President of the Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN). In this role, Peter will help further the organization’s mission which is dedicated to the professional development and growth of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) professionals in the insurance and business industries. Peter, who is the organization’s co-founder, concludes his term in May 2024.
Gavin Alexander Discusses Navigating and Avoiding Burnout for Legal Professionals
Gavin Alexander discusses his role as the firm’s wellness director and the importance of seeking support for burnout in the legal profession in “New report sheds light on pervasive burnout among state’s lawyers,” published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Illinois Supreme Court Eliminates Possibility of One-Year Statute of Limitations for BIPA Claims
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled out the possibility of a one-year statute of limitations for claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Tims v. Blackhorse Carriers, Inc., No. 127801 (Feb. 2, 2023).
FORMER COURT OF APPEALS ATTORNEY JOINS FORDHARRISON’S HOUSTON OFFICE AS COUNSEL
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Kevin S. Little will be joining our Houston, TX office as Counsel, becoming the second member of the office. Kevin comes to FordHarrison from the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals where he served as a Staff Attorney for the Hon. Charles A. Spain.
Comment Period for FTC’s Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Ends March 10 — The Time to Act Is Now!
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking essentially banning non-compete clauses and categorizing them as unfair methods of competition.
Cal/OSHA and Workplace Violence Prevention: What Is an Employer’s Duty Under Current Standards and Guidelines?
Workplace violence is a growing concern in California and across the country, as evidenced by numerous recent tragic incidents in the news. These recent incidents may highlight for employers the importance of taking steps to prevent and respond to workplace violence, and they may also leave employers wondering about their
Take Advantage of WAMO Wholesale Waiver Agreements
An agreement between the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board, the Waiver Agreement Management Office (WAMO), the Special Disability Fund, and the Carrier/SIE for a one-time payout in exchange for the Carrier waiving the right to any past, present or future reimbursement under WCL §§ 14(6) and 15(8), including reimbursements pending at the time of valuation, for all open claims.
What’s Coming Up in CROWN Act Legislation, and How to Prepare
Proskauer labor and employment attorneys consider litigation trends and legislative initiatives aimed at combating race-based hair discrimination, and alert employers to measures they can take to ensure they are following existing state laws.
Bad news, remote workers: You need to return to the office for your employer to succeed
Disparate parts come together when workers genuinely look out for each other. But loyalty does not stem from 15-minute Zoom sessions, especially when ‘Zoom fatigue’ is endemic.
US Offices Reach 50% Occupancy for First Time Since Pandemic Hit
Most of 10 cities tracked saw RTO hold steady or rise
As People Return to Offices, It’s Back to Miserable for America’s Working Moms
I’ll never know what it was like to be a working parent in the Before Times. My son was born in October 2020, and I returned to work—remotely—in February 2021.