Since March 2020, COVID-19 rules have been confusing at best. On August 11, 2022, in an effort to streamline the guidance and reflect the current state of the pandemic, the CDC once again issued updated guidance. The new guidance focuses on individual responsibility and is designed to help the public
Having initially enacted a total ban on non-compete agreements that went so far as to ban prohibitions against moonlighting with competitors, the District of Columbia City Council has significantly changed the law’s scope. Details of the amended D.C. “ban,” including how the act permits non-compete agreements for “highly compensated employees,”
Employers can breathe a sigh of relief for now as it appears that Senate Democrats are no longer pursuing a massive increase to OSHA’s penalties for safety violations. Currently, the maximum fine OSHA can assess against an employer per alleged repeat, willful, or failure-to-abate violations is $145,027. The penalty amount
The National Labor Relations Board clarified its rerun election procedures in cases of uncontested election misconduct. Dynamic Concepts, 371 NLRB No. 117 (July 22, 2022).
Tania Mistretta comments on the potential stigma around Monkeypox, which could lead to discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in “Monkeypox Outbreak Raises Bias Concerns For Employers,” published by Law360.
The real estate industry, and the people employed in it, build and maintain communities driving domestic growth.
The United States Supreme Court held that California’s Private Attorneys General Act rule is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act to the extent California precludes division of PAGA actions into individual arbitrable claims and non-individual, non-arbitrable claims. On this episode of We get work™, we discuss the ramifications for PAGA actions in California now that the Supreme Court’s decision has overruled the California’s Supreme Court decision.
Florida’s new Miya’s Law, Fla. Stat. 83.515, imposes background screening and other specific requirements on landlords regarding their employees who work in apartments that can be classified as “nontransient” or “transient.”
California’s Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act (the Act) requiring most employers to provide paid sick leave for covered employees went into effect in 2015. However, in 2017 and 2021, two separate California federal district courts concluded that the Act was not applicable to rail workers due to preemption by the
While the federal government attempts to move forward with a more uniform national law, Connecticut joined California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia in passing a comprehensive consumer privacy law.
The legislation signed by Connecticut’s governor in May 2022, will take effect on July 1, 2023. However, provisions related to a task
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act) into law, making Massachusetts the 18th state to enact such a law.
John Remy discusses federal employment litigation trends and Jackson Lewis’ place as a top firm for federal employment law as the firm represented defendants in the second highest number of cases between 2019 and 2021, according to a report from Lex Machina in “Federal Employment Cases Decline Due To COVID, Arbitration,” published by Law360.
Kimya Johnson discusses how to build an effective diversity, equity and inclusion program in your company in “Tips for Constructing an Effective DEI Program in Your Organization,” publshed by LexisNexis.
Marlo Johnson Roebuck, Elyse Culberson and Benjamin Wu author “Michigan Court Upholds Prohibition Against LGBTQ Discrimination,” published by SHRM.
Joy Chin, Laura Mitchell and Christopher Patrick discuss an emerging trend of pay discrimination lawsuits moving toward class action suits focused on an employer’s underlying pay policies rather than an individual employee’s salary in “EEOC Pay Data Collection Was Difficult but Unearthed Inequities,” published by SHRM.