Animal Control is a new sitcom on Fox that calls back to workplace comedies like The Office, Parks and Rec, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show primarily follows Seattle Animal Control Officers, Frank (played by Joe McHale) and his partner, Shred (played by Michael Rowland), as they navigate various animal-related
Archives for May 25, 2023
Michael Lotito discusses a case that may shed light on the NLRB’s thoughts about worker classification and its willingness to get creative when it comes to an independent contractor presumption.
TYSONS CORNER, Va. (May 23, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Thomas Lucas as senior counsel in its Tysons Corner office. Lucas was previously a principal with Jackson Lewis, where he formerly served as the office managing principal of its
On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued the latest federal guidance on employer use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making tools. The new guidance reinforces the EEOC’s ongoing focus on the use of AI in the workplace and serves as an important reminder to
In a joint “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) released May 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights teamed up with the U.S.
In April 2023, the long-anticipated new and modernized PERM Form 9089 was introduced to the public by the U.S. Department of Labor, Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) unit. The PERM process permits an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States. The FLC unit held
In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled it will not use the lenient, two-step procedure in deciding whether to authorize sending notice of a collective action to other workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Clark v. A&L Homecare and Training Center, LLC, Nos. 22-3101 & 22-3102 (May 19, 2023).
Puerto Rico’s second automatic increase in the minimum wage is July 1, 2023, from $8.50 per hour to $9.50 per hour.
The requirement to maintain a safe workplace often clashes with state and local laws that protect the rights of individuals who use marijuana while off-duty, creating unique challenges for manufacturing employers.
More and more often on the news we are seeing reports of mass shootings and other acts of violence. These incidents affect all aspects of our lives, but they are becoming more prevalent in people’s workplaces. The federal government estimates that 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year, and that number may continue to grow. With this unfortunate reality in mind, it is important that employers have adequate workplace violence policies to protect their employees.
Seven new attorneys were featured in the Law360 Pulse article, “FordHarrison Bulks Up With 7 Labor Attys Across US”. Three of the news attorneys that joined the firm are Partners. Welcome all!
Los Angeles attorney, David Cheng, contributed the expert analysis, “An Overview Of Calif. Berman Hearings For Wage Disputes,” to Law360.
Executive Summary: The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) recent unfair labor practice (ULP) complaint against the University of Southern California (USC), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) sets the case for collegiate athletes to unionize.
Executive Summary: For this entire 2023-2024 Illinois legislative term, we have been closely watching dozens of proposed employment bills make their way through the Illinois Legislature. In the weeks of May 8 and 15, 2023, seven of these bills passed both houses and await Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature, which we have no doubt will occur. There is also a possible Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) reform bill in the works, though very watered down compared to the versions proposed by several Republican legislators. We will first focus on the bills that have passed both houses. We have prepared a separate legal alert regarding HB1363, which makes significant changes to the Illinois Gender Violence Act, which can be accessed here.