Union organizing in the technology industry—particularly in the video gaming industry is increasing—and diversifying. Labor unions now have a new target: developers and testers.
Archives for March 7, 2023
Federal Court Strikes Down Amendments to Puerto Rico 2017 Employment Law Reform
Less than a year after its enactment, a federal district court has declared null and void Puerto Rico Act 41-2022, a law that rolled back parts of the 2017 employment law reform. Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Pierluisi Urrutia, No. 17 BK 3283-LTS (D. P.R. March 3, 2023). Accordingly, the 2017 Puerto Rico employment law reform is back in full force.
Top Five Labor Law Developments for February 2023
The National Labor Relations Board reinstated its previous standard for restricting employee severance agreements. McLaren Macomb, 372 NLRB No. 58 (2023).
SARAH MORTON NAMED FORDHARRISON’S HOUSTON OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Sarah Morton was named FordHarrison’s Houston Office Managing Partner. Sarah founded the Houston office in November of 2022.
Too Many Employees Cash Out Their 401(k)s When Leaving a Job
Companies can make small changes that could dramatically increase retirement readiness.
Google boss Sundar Pichai says staff are bemoaning office ghost towns—‘It’s just not a nice experience’
Sundar Pichai is facing what may likely be Google’s biggest competitive challenge in the 25 years since it was founded.
Google CEO defends desk-sharing policy, says some offices are like a ‘ghost town’
Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed employee criticism of the cloud unit’s new desk-sharing policy at an all-hands meeting last week.
$4M to be paid in Iowa football discrimination suit; Kirk Ferentz ‘disappointed’ in result
A $4.175 million settlement agreement has been reached in the lawsuit filed by a group of Black former University of Iowa football players who have accused coach Kirk Ferentz of overseeing a racially discriminatory culture.
Employees Terrorize Their Bosses Into Going Woke
A new study confirms that power-seeking workers play an ‘outsized’ role in politicizing businesses.
Can a machine be racist? Artificial Intelligence has shown troubling signs of bias, but there are reasons for optimism
One day in mid-2013, four people, including two police officers and a social worker, arrived unannounced at the home of Chicago resident Robert McDaniel.
3 Commonsense Tips to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment
As more employees return to physical workplaces, HR managers may encounter more sexual harassment issues.
Why Workers Need To Embrace Generative AI And Not Fear Losing Jobs To AI
One of the first PC classes I took around 1980 was dedicated to learning how to use Visicalc, the first spreadsheet that helped launch the PC revolution.
Two Out of Three Banks Offer Workers Some Flexibility Despite RTO Push
A survey of more than 300 financial-services firms found that just 20% require workers to be in the office all the time
Self-Employed Workers Are About To Be The Majority Of The Workforce. What Should They Know About Running Their Own “finance Department”?
Post pandemic, we’ve seen waves of changes in the workplace – from when we work to where we work with choices like remote vs. hybrid as determining factors within recruiting and retention.
Littler Names New Leadership for Two Affinity Groups
(March 7, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed new leadership for two of its affinity groups: Reunión and the Veterans Initiative. Shareholder Alexa Laborda Nelson (Philadelphia) joins Shareholder Daniel Gomez-Sanchez (Long Island) as co-chair of Reunión, while Shareholder Wendy Buckingham