More than 220,000 workers participated in over 300 total work stoppages in 2022, according to a Bloomberg Law report. The number of strikes is the highest recorded in 17 years. While the majority of work stoppages involved the retail industry, more than 100 strikes were attributed to coffee shops. The education industry also was affected heavily by work stoppages, as graduate student-workers, resident assistants, and teaching assistants nationwide struck to improve pay and working conditions. The year 2022 also witnessed an uptick in representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges.
Archives for February 14, 2023
Lewis Quoted on Recent Trader Joe’s Union Organizing
Sid Lewis, partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, was quoted in the Grocery Dive article “Trader Joe’s workers launch unionization drive in Louisville, Kentucky” on December 21, 2022. Given that nationwide only a very small percentage of stores are currently unionized, Sid noted that it will probably be difficult for the union, Trader Joe’s United, to win better conditions for the workers it represents over what the grocer currently provides to its non-unionized employees.
Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Anthony C. Giletto
Goldberg Segalla added Anthony C. Giletto to the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Philadelphia.
Katherine Brezinski Discusses Upcoming Changes to Florida NIL Laws
Katherine Brezinski discusses upcoming changes to Florida’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) laws allowing Florida schools to be more involved with student-athlete NIL deals in “How Florida NIL bills will impact state’s athletic landscape,” published by The NIL Deal.
Robert Capobianco, Adriana Midence and Kathryn White Recognized as Litigators of the Week for Breach of Contract and Trade Secrets Case
Robert Capobianco and Adriana Midence comment on their recent trial victory representing Capital Inventory in a breach of contract and trade secrets case, in which two former employees were ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages over accusations they took staff, clients and proprietary data when they tried to create their own competing business while still working for the company in “Georgia Jury Returns $2.5M Verdict: Inside the Litigation Strategy,” published by Law.com.
What Illinois Employers Need to Know about the Family Bereavement Leave Act
On January 1, 2023 the Family Bereavement Leave Act (FBLA) went into effect in Illinois. Considered an amendment to the Child Bereavement Leave Act (CBLA), the FBLA supersedes the CBLA and expands unpaid leave rights for employees across Illinois in two important ways.
“FORDHARRISON ADDS EX-TEXAS APPEALS COURT ATTY IN HOUSTON,” LAW360 PULSE
Kevin Little was featured in the Law360 Pulse article, “FordHarrison Adds Ex-Texas Appeals Court Atty In Houston”. Welcome to the firm, Kevin!
SIX FORDHARRISON ATTORNEYS LISTED AS 2023 GEORGIA SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce Patricia G. Griffith, Partner; Jeffrey D. Mokotoff, Partner; and Frederick L. Warren, III, Partner, all in the firm’s Atlanta office, have been selected for inclusion on the 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Loren C. Locke, Partner; Matthew D. Grabell, Counsel; and Leslie B. Hartnett, Senior Associate, all in the Atlanta office, have been named to the 2023 Georgia Rising Stars list.
Webinar Series: 2023 Employment Law Certificate Series
Bringing Clarity to Workplace Complexity
Topic: Workers Gone Astray! HR Considerations for Remote Employees
Employment and Labor Highlights from the 2023 State of the Union Address
President Biden recognized a 30-year member of the Ironworkers union during his state of the union address this week, tying his infrastructure and manufacturing goals to his pro-union efforts.
NLRB Finds Business Closure Illegal But Backs Off Order to Reopen
In RAV Truck & Trailer Repairs, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 25 (Dec. 14, 2022), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a supplemental decision in a case that will have implications for employers seeking to close shop, especially those operating in multiple locations.
The Subtle Art of Disagreeing with Your Boss
A conversation with George Mason University’s Todd Kashdan on pushing back against the consensus.
82% In Workplace Romance Keep It Secret, According To New Survey
John Tory, the mayor of Toronto, resigned one hour after the Toronto Star reported his affair with a former staff member on Friday.
The Motherhood Penalty in the Workplace
Society penalizes working moms for having kids and rewards fathers.
Tesla Workers in Buffalo Begin Union Drive
If successful, the workers who help develop Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance system would be the first group at the company to organize.