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Archives for May 1, 2023
Creating a Diverse Workplace: Invisible Diversity and the Tech Industry
The technology industry has often paved the way for DEI initiatives. However, one type of diversity has often been neglected—by all types of organizations including tech—and extends beyond visible traits such as race, ethnicity, or gender.
Adams Presents at 2023 Southern Region IPMA-HR Conference
JoJo Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Jackson office, spoke at the 2023 Southern Region International Public Management Association for Human Resources Conference on April 16–19, 2023 in Flowood, Mississippi.
Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Amanda Haasz
Amanda focuses on the defense and counsel of employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation claims, and is involved in every stage of the process from initial evaluation of a claim through resolution. Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Amanda represented clients in workers’ compensation matters as an attorney with a leading American insurance carrier, regularly appearing in workers’ compensation court for conferences, settlements, trials, and oral arguments.
Two FordHarrison Attorneys Listed as 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that two attorneys in the firm’s Spartanburg, SC office have been selected for inclusion on the 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Wade Ballard was recognized as a Super Lawyer while Brianna Schill was named a Rising Star.
Labor Board Refuses to “Swallow its Whistle”
This month ushered in the NHL and NBA playoffs. Whether you are in a city which has multiple participants (hello New York, Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles) or none (here’s looking at you Washington and Chicago), there is a prevailing belief that, due to the high stakes involved in the playoffs, referees will “swallow their whistles” and decide against calling fouls or penalties that they otherwise would in the regular season.
Reducing Information Overload in Your Organization
Don’t let overcommunication tank productivity.
A workplace shouldn’t be hazardous to anyone’s health
Thousands of American workers are sickened or injured on the job every day. Migrant children have been put to work in hazardous jobs, in violation of child labor laws, according to recent news reports. We can do more to protect workers, a labor executive writes.
Three high-profile firings cast harsh light on US TV’s workplace culture
Three big names – Tucker Carlson from Fox News, Don Lemon at CNN and the NBCUniversal CEO – were shown the door
How Mark Zuckerberg broke Meta’s workforce
Roiled by waves of layoffs and a costly investment in the metaverse, many insiders say the Facebook founder has lost his vision — and the trust of his workforce
Return To Office Plans: How about Never? Does Never Sound Good?
Office space value outlook worsens as remote work proves persistent
Takeaways from Julie Su’s confirmation hearing on her nomination to be the next labor secretary
Julie Su, the Biden administration’s labor secretary nominee, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Thursday, where she attempted to make the case for her confirmation as she was grilled by Republicans over her record.
Must Love Dogs Was Not in the Job Description
Even an objectively perfect animal needs some workplace guidelines.
‘The Most Dangerous Person in the World Is Randi Weingarten’
School closures and culture wars turned classrooms into battlegrounds — and made the head of one of the country’s largest teachers’ unions a lightning rod for criticism.