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Archives for March 28, 2023
$35M SEC Settlement Underscores Processes, Procedures Ensuring Appropriate Public Disclosures
In a $35 million settlement that emphasizes the “S” for social in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues in public filings, publicly traded video game developer Activision Blizzard, Inc. has agreed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to pay to resolve the company’s alleged failure to maintain adequate disclosure controls and procedures that would have allowed it to evaluate properly the adequacy of its human capital disclosures.
Robotic Systems Compel OSHA to Consider Revising Its Lockout/Tagout Standard
Manufacturers’ increasingly advanced robotic systems have made the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) impractical, even obsolete, in many workplaces.
Potential Consequences of the FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Ban
Tom Hubert, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, and Nick Spiliotis, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Houston office, authored the article “Potential Consequences of the FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Ban” published by Texas Lawyer. Tom and Nick summarize some of the ways that the FTC proposed non-compete ban, if enacted, could affect Texas businesses.
New AI Technology Marks a Watershed Moment for Legal Profession
The legal profession is no stranger to embracing technological advancements.
Unions are having a moment. So why isn’t union membership booming?
It was the Champagne pop heard around the economy. One year ago this week, a fired Amazon warehouse worker turned labor activist sprayed Champagne and then drank from the bottle outside federal labor offices in New York City.
Is Empowering Corporate Women Enough?
Turmoil at Chief, a women’s networking organization, raises a long-simmering question: Is amassing power for corporate women a worthy goal in itself?
How to Tell If a Potential Employer Has a Burnout Culture
Questions to ask — and red flags to look out for — in your next interview.
Tesla racial-discrimination trial begins after record judgment was reduced
A Black elevator operator at Tesla Inc. TSLA, -1.61% who in 2021 was awarded $137 million by a jury that agreed he was subjected to racial harassment at the automaker’s Fremont, Calif. factory, then saw a judge reduce the award to $15 million last year, is back in San Francisco federal court Monday for a new trial.
Most bosses say they monitor remote workers, some via live video feeds
Most remote workers may not have as much privacy as they might think while doing their jobs from home.
In praise of praise
Bosses have forgotten how to say “good job” — and it’s driving employees to quit
Tinkering With ChatGPT, Workers Wonder: Will This Take My Job?
Artificial intelligence is confronting white-collar professionals more directly than ever. It could make them more productive — or obsolete.
Flexible Work is Here to Stay: 63% of Experienced Workers Report Flex Work is More Than Half Their Income
Our third annual survey shows hourly workers prefer flex work to traditional jobs; working mothers in particular benefit
No reward for leaning in: the workplace toll of emotional labor
Women are expected to play an impossible game: show compassion and submission while being assertive and confident
No Longer at Starbucks Helm, Howard Schultz Is the Focus at Labor Hearing
After giving up the chief executive’s job (again), Mr. Schultz still casts a long shadow over Starbucks’ policy, not least in fighting unionization.