The United States will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, 2023, a holiday meant to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Employers may want to take this as an opportunity to consider the ways they can support veterans and service members in the workforce.
Archives for November 12, 2023
The draft indoor heat illness prevention standard continues to work its way through the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s rulemaking process. On November 9, 2023, the Board published proposed modifications to the draft indoor heat illness standard, which were based on suggestions the Standards Board received during the August
The Biden Administration has released a Recovery-Ready Workplace Toolkit: Guidance and Resources for Private and Public Sector Employers. The Toolkit is part of Administration’s efforts to beat the opioid epidemic. It provides information, tools, and resources to help employers effectively prevent and respond to substance misuse in the workforce and
The new year is approaching quickly and employers must get ready for the new marijuana laws that will take effect in California and Washington. These laws are very different from other states’ marijuana laws. In our firm’s latest “We Get Work” podcast, Catherine Cano and I discuss what employers need
On October 8, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 497, which makes it easier for employees to establish retaliation claims in California.
On October 30, 2023, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order regarding the “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.” The Executive Order (EO) directs departments and agencies throughout the government, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS), to develop plans
On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order regarding the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence across the federal government. The Executive Order (EO) is intended to establish new standards for AI safety and security. The EO builds on principles set forth last year in the White House’s
In this episode, Jen reminds us why updating your workplace policies annually is critical to avoiding employment law liability.
Joining 23 other states, Ohio has passed a recreational marijuana law. On November 7, 2023, Ohioans voted to pass an initiative legalizing and regulating the cultivation, sale, purchase, possession, use, and home growth of recreational marijuana. The new law does not require an employer to “accommodate an employee’s use, possession,
Suzanne Lucas is the “Evil HR Lady.” After a decade in corporate HR, she embarked on a new mission to enhance the world of work for all. She coaches and trains HR departments, speaks around the world, and is the mastermind behind the Evil HR Lady group on Facebook, which
Hollywood actors have reached a tentative deal with major studios to end a historically long strike.
An employee of the University of California who was injured while riding her bike on university grounds on her way home from work was limited to workers’ compensation under the “exclusivity” rule, a California appeals court recently ruled. Although an employee’s commute is generally outside the workers’ compensation scheme, the
If an employee resigns, then rescinds the request, the employer has a choice: Do they want the worker to stay or go?
A nurse recently lost her racial discrimination and retaliation case against a medical center in Huntsville, Ala., which claimed she was legally fired for unprofessional conduct. On Oct. 27, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Crestwood Healthcare, stating the nurse failed to prove the employer