Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys from its San Juan office have been listed in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico.
Archives for November 15, 2023
Executive Summary: The unprecedented increase in antisemitism in the workplace may subject employers to liability under federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of religion, race, national origin and ethnicity. This Alert addresses some steps employers can take to ensure their workplaces are free from discrimination and antisemitism and are in compliance with state and federal laws. Doing so not only protects employers in the case of discrimination litigation but also ensures a safe and productive work environment for all employees, including Jewish employees.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is gearing up for what it expects will be its busiest holiday travel season ever while a potential government shutdown may be days away. Although TSA employees and federal air traffic controllers will be required to work without pay during a shutdown, there could be
On November 9, 2023, the Chicago City Council adopted the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, expanding the current Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to provide eligible employees with the ability to earn forty hours of paid leave and forty hours of paid sick leave every
Looking ahead to January 1, 2024, when Minnesota’s statewide paid Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law takes effect, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MNDOLI) issued guidance in the form of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), a fact sheet, and a video overview of the law to
A star of a popular long-running reality TV was fired from her real estate job according to recent news reports over allegations that she used a racial slur during filming of the show. While an investigation into the incident reportedly was inconclusive, the controversy made headlines and drew unwanted attention
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ended its temporary 540-day automatic extension period for filing certain employment authorization documents (EAD).
CHICAGO – A federal judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on November 7, 2023 that Urbana School District No. 116 in Illinois violated federal law by applying a discriminatory provision of a collective bargaining agreement to limit the compensation of teachers age 45 and
Chicago passed the new Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance on November 9, replacing the existing Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. Under the new Ordinance, employees will be entitled to 40 hours of Paid Sick Leave and 40 hours of
When workplace misconduct, whistleblowing or harassment is at issue, employers commonly turn to outside investigators to help ensure an unbiased investigation that will withstand challenge in future litigation. Engaging an investigator who is an attorney helps ensure that the investigation file and report will be protected by attorney client privilege.
Ever since the October 7 attack on Israel, tensions between supporters of Israel and supporters of Palestinians have been running high, with both Muslim and Jewish groups reporting an increase in hate crimes. Leading law firms have revoked offer letters to students who signed public letters supporting Palestine, and the Anti-Defamation League has reported a nearly 400
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