The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continued its busy year by recently finalizing a new joint employer rule under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). This rule is used to determine when multiple employers may share liability for unfair labor practices, or be jointly obligated to engage in the collective bargaining process.
Archives for November 28, 2023
Todd Girshon discusses the implications of New York City enacting legislation banning employment discrimination based on weight or height, and the requirement to protect workers from workplace harassment based on those qualities in “Fat City: New York Bans Businesses From Denying Jobs to the Hefty,” published by The Messenger.
New York has joined the growing number of states that have enacted “clean slate” legislation that will automatically seal certain criminal records. The new law will require employers to review any hiring processes related to an applicant’s criminal history. The Clean Slate Act will go into effect Nov. 16, 2024, one year from the signing date.
A more inclusive workplace culture is evolving to support parents in creating fulfilling and sustainable careers while being present for their families. Fathers have been perceived historically as having less interest in both career achievement and parenting, however, employers acknowledge parents’ of all genders face challenges providing for their families, while simultaneously being involved in their children’s day-to-day lives.
Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms providing advice and counsel on employment law matters. We are pleased to present you with recent international employment law updates for September 2023 compiled by L&E Global.
Resolved medical conditions and COVID-19 symptoms — aside from “Long COVID” — may not be considered “disabilities” under the ADA.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that four attorneys in the firm’s Tennessee offices have been selected for inclusion on the 2023 “Mid-South Super Lawyers” list or the 2023 “Mid-South Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers magazine. Attorneys recognized as “Mid-South Super Lawyers” include Louis P. Britt III, Partner – Senior Status, Memphis; and Mark E. Stamelos, Partner, Nashville. Mollie K. Wildmann, Senior Associate, Memphis, was named “Mid-South Rising Star.”
On November 16, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law requiring records of certain past criminal convictions to be sealed. The legislation is intended in part to prevent discrimination in hiring against previously incarcerated individuals who have satisfied their sentences.
The Chicago Board of Education recently defeated an employee’s lawsuit over lactation accommodations required under the Illinois Human Rights Act and the state’s Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act, which are similar to the requirements in the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).
While burnout is on the rise globally, many workplaces are facing a separate, equally pressing issue: “boreout,” or a chronic boredom and motivation in the workplace.
Next year’s trends could affect retirees, DEI in the workplace and the 5-day workweek.
From factory-friendly conversational AI to improved videoconferencing, these technologies are making the workplace more efficient.
About 89% of employers allow workers to save in a Roth 401(k) account, according to a recent survey. Just 58% did so in 2013.
Your boss would probably rather you didn’t know this, but workers have a lot of leverage right now.
A U.S. labor board has dismissed claims that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) illegally fired employees working on Autopilot software at a New York factory to put an end to union organizing.