Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce James F. Shea has been elevated to Hartford office managing principal (OMP). Jim succeeds Tanya A. Bovée, who is stepping down to focus on her growing practice. Allison P. Dearington will assume the role of office litigation manager.
Archives for March 14, 2023
What Employers Can Do to Address High Housing Costs
Some U.S. companies are starting to offer a range of benefits, from building housing for employees to subsidizing rents and mortgages.
The High-Performer Paradox: Unpacking Imposter Culture In The Workplace
In the war for talent, the most successful leaders know how to recognize and attract high performers.
Supporting Soft Skills In The Workplace
The problem with soft skills (or human skills) is that they mean different things for different people – they are not taught at school, so they aren’t defined like ‘proper’ subjects are, and yet many of us think that we are very good at them without any kind of training.
Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to make workplace decisions–but human intelligence remains vital
Companies are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence tools and analytics to reduce cost, enhance efficiency, raise performance, and minimize bias in hiring and other job-related decisions.
Illinois enacts mandatory paid leave ‘for any reason’
Illinois will become one of three states to require employers to offer paid time off for any reason after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law on Monday that will take effect next year.
Five days paid leave guaranteed for Illinois workers under law signed by Pritzker
Starting next year, workers will begin to earn paid leave on their first day at a rate of one hour of leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours of paid leave for the year.
Lack of work results in employee’s termination
Where a woman alleged that her limited-term employment ended because of her pregnancy, but the record showed that there wasn’t enough work to justify her continued employment, the employer prevailed on her discrimination and retaliation claims.
I’m an Amazon employee who likes working in person. I think our return-to-office plan falls short, so I’m quitting to work somewhere with a stronger office presence.
Amazon is mandating that employees return to the office at least three days a week starting in May.
‘Hard to ignore Julie Su’: Biden’s labor secretary pick fights for confirmation
Supporters fear Su, the deputy labor secretary, might have a hard time getting the needed Senate votes as some business groups oppose her nomination
Why Biden’s choice for Labor secretary boggles my mind
Julie Su’s nomination for Labor secretary is all about serving a narrow constituency over working Americans and that’s just for starters
Law group alleges Stanford fired doctor for criticizing COVID policies: ‘Engaged in employment discrimination’
‘I believe the action was a response to my political advocacy,’ Dr. Duriseti said
California Pushes Employers to Make Drinking Water More Easily Available to Workers
On February 6, 2023, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board held that employers must provide their outdoor workers with drinking water at a location “as close as practicable,” effectively creating a new precedent for interpreting the state’s requirements related to the proximity of drinking water.
Bonuses, Clawbacks and Bad Behavior
Departing employees who leave, whether voluntarily or otherwise, may claim they earned a bonus and that the employer’s failure to pay it on their termination constituted a breach of contract or even a violation of wage payment laws. Recently issued SEC regulations and announcements from the U.S. Department
Ones to Watch: Legislation Landscape for 2023
As most state legislatures have been active during the first quarter of 2023, certain trends have started to emerge.