Martin Aron discusses new laws that require employers to provide equal pay guarantees for day and temporary workers compared to their full-time counterparts in “Temp Worker Wage Rights Add To Equal Pay Analysis Debate,” published by Law360.
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Joseph Lynett discusses the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s newly proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act regulations, which expand the definition of medical conditions that could require employer accommodations in “New EEOC Proposal’s Broad Pregnancy-at-Work Rights Draw Ire,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Debra Weiss Ford authors “Thumbs Up Emoji Created a Binding Contract,” published by NH Business Review.
Carlos Saavedra Gutiérrez discusses a decision by the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston that upheld the nullity of the Labor Reform of 2022 in “Junta de Supervisión puede revisar leyes aprobadas dirigidas al sector privado,” published by Microjuris.
On August 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule overhauling the Davis Bacon Act (DBA) regulations governing the prevailing wages for construction workers performing work on federal contracts.
The California Civil Rights Department has approved proposed changes to the regulations applicable to the use of an applicant’s criminal history in making employment decisions. The revised regulations are effective on October 1, 2023.
California employers are used to the fact that in almost every instance, our state employment laws are stricter than federal law. As a result, some tend to ignore federal law, figuring it won’t apply anyway.
Since February, I’ve trained over 1,000 HR people on using ChatGPT to help with performance appraisals, job descriptions, and creating employee goals. It’s a valuable tool, and I like helping people use it to increase their efficiency at work. But even so, I wasn’t shocked to see that ChatGPT reportedly loses $700,000 every day.
Realigning job duties and the temporarily revoking of a worker’s flexible work privileges after taking leave under both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and her…
On August 8, 2023, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act No. 85-2023, effective immediately. The statute amends Puerto Rico’s Workers’ Compensation Act by further incentivizing safe workplaces.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Beasley v. O’Reilly Auto Parts, recently held that a claim for failure-to-accommodate under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) must include an adverse employment action.1 That is, “discrimination in the form of a failure to reasonably accommodate is actionable under
On June 28, 2023, the California Second District Court of Appeal issued a decision interpreting the scope of California Code of Civil Procedure section 1281.98(a)(1), a recently amended California statute that requires employers to pay all arbitration costs and fees within 30 days of the due date, or risk
The move will come as the union complains of slow progress in contract talks with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis
UPS has become a hot employer since its union last month secured $30 billion in new money over a five-year contract.
Organizations designed to support neurodivergent and disabled employees demonstrate how work can “fit” people — not the other way around.