Last month, the National Labor Relations Board issued an important decision (McLaren Macomb, 372 NLRB No. 58 (2023) regarding the inclusion of certain common provisions in severance and separation agreements. You can read the 02/21/23 decision on the NLRB’s site here.
Archives for March 8, 2023
The Often Overlooked Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that a worker who earned more than $200,000 still had to be paid the overtime rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
Kimberly Bennett Discusses Immigration Basics for HR Professionals
Kimberly Bennett discusses immigration topics that human resources professionals may want to familiarize themselves with to improve their hiring practices in “Employment Immigration for HR Professionals,” published by the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris Discusses Faith-Based Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates
Stephanie Adler-Paindiris discusses an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could make it more difficult for companies to defend against employees’ faith-based challenges to COVID-19 vaccine mandates in “High Court Religious Bias Case May Strengthen Vaccine Suits,” published by Law360.
Bernard Tisdale Comments on Trend of Employers Deciding Not to Drug Test for Marijuana
Bernard Tisdale comments on the legal issues employers may want to consider before deciding not to drug test for marijuana in “More companies decide to stop screening new hires for marijuana,” published by WSOC-TV.
Joy Chin Discusses New York State’s Upcoming Pay Transparency Law
Joy Chin discusses steps New York employers can take to prepare for the state’s new pay transparency law, which is similar to New York City’s law in “Pay transparency is often kept in soft focus,” published by Newsday.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Whether Bristol-Myers Applies to Collective Actions
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to settle the circuit split on whether its 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal. applies to collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 216(b). In Bristol-Myers, the justices held that a federal court could not exercise specific personal jurisdiction over nonresident plaintiffs’ claims against a nonresident company.
Musk Discloses Former Employee’s Disability in Twitter Exchange
In a rare development, Musk later apologized and said he misunderstood the employee’s situation after mocking him on Twitter
How to Help Superstar Employees Fulfill Their Potential
An analysis of 3,000 applications to Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program reveals common challenges and opportunities.
Where Women’s Leadership Development Programs Fall Short
Without broader commitments to advancing women, these programs can signal that women are deficient and need fixing.
Remote Work is ‘Good For The Workplace and The Hunt For Talent’
ResumeBuilder.com’s Stacie Haller joins the podcast to discuss a new survey about return-to-office policies.
Modern workplaces don’t mix well with our ancient survival instincts. Here’s why.
The modern workplace was not designed with the human brain in mind.
Did Me Too change the workplace for Gen Z?
Gen Z are the first generation to start their careers in a post-Me Too era. But how much the anti-harassment movement really shifted workplace culture is still up for debate.
What works in workforce development—and how can it work better?
For the past two years, a bipartisan group of researchers and analysts convened by the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Project on Workforce has reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of the United States’ federal-state workforce education and training system.
Women’s Return to the Workforce Piles Momentum on a Hot Economy
After pandemic disruptions, women have now gained more jobs than men for four straight months