FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm recently added six attorneys to offices throughout the U.S. Berkeley Heights, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Nashville and Washington, D.C. are among the cities with new attorneys.
The “Stop WOKE Act” (HB7) (the “Act”) is set to go into effect on July 1, 2022, following a court decision this week declining to enter an injunction to halt the Act. The Act, among other things, restricts employers from requiring diversity training that “espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels [employees] to believe” certain prohibited concepts related to race, color, sex or national origin. In a previous Legal Alert, we summarized the Act and provided insight into what this new law will mean for employers. While Florida’s law is the first of its kind, there is speculation that other states could adopt similar legislation in the future.
As if that title didn’t give it away, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. I don’t speak Klingon and I’ve never watched a single episode of Dr. Who; but my current reading list includes a revisit of Foundation, I have a Starship Enterprise pizza cutter, and I lose more
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Mark Saloman was named FordHarrison’s Berkeley Heights Office Managing Partner.
FordHarrison was listed number 17 on National Law Journal’s 2022 Women’s Scorecard, a part of the NLJ 500 firm head count report. The Women in Law Scorecard ranks the nation’s largest law firms by representation of women attorneys and we are thrilled to have been ranked in the top twenty.
Executive Summary: Today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will have a significant impact on abortion procedures offered under employee benefits plans.
Summary: For Health Plans, Machine-Readable Files, containing in-network provider charges and out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges, must be posted on a public website by July 1, 2022.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized nationally in Chambers USA 2022 as well as in the states of Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Tennessee for labor and employment.
Executive Summary: In a stunning 8-1 decision that is expected to reverberate throughout the entire California business community, the United States Supreme Court on June 15, 2022 held that a state court ruling, which previously prevented California employers from compelling individual arbitration of an employee’s claims under California’s Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”) was preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act. The High Court’s decision is a rare, but significant, victory for employers that – at least for now – will provide some comfort to businesses hoping to rein in some of the more toxic and abusive litigation practices in California.
For six seasons, fans of the NBC hit drama This is Us tuned in each week to watch the Pearson Family saga unfold and to have a collective soul cleansing cry. This is Us delicately weaved in and out of multiple time periods to tell the heartwarming story of
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized for its work in three practice areas, including Immigration, Labor-Management, and Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 United States. The Legal 500 is a guide to commercial law firms in the United States and it conducts extensive research on lawyers it considers, including interviewing clients.
New York attorney, Jeff Shooman, contributed the expert analysis, “FAA Ruling Raises Fresh Questions On Transportation Work,” to Law360.
Construction contractors are scrambling to secure contracts funded by the $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. Although lucrative, those contracts come with extensive obligations and stiff penalties for noncompliance. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) have jurisdiction over certain construction contractors. Both agencies will soon be laser-focused on the construction industry.
Executive Summary: On June 3, 2022, an en banc panel (meaning all of the judges on the court participated) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a landmark decision holding that Title VII does not require employees to demonstrate an “objectively tangible harm.” Chambers v. District of Columbia (D.C. Cir. 2022) (en banc).
Executive Summary: In a groundbreaking opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., the United States Supreme Court held that damages for emotional distress are not recoverable in a private action for discrimination brought pursuant statutes governing those receiving federal funding enacted pursuant to the Spending Clause. There are four such statutes for those receiving federal funding: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits race, color and national origin discrimination; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in schools; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehab Act”) prohibits disability discrimination; and the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age by healthcare entities.