After less than two months in office, new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo has urged broad pro-union changes in NLRB case law and has mandated more aggressive remedies in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases. In a September 15, 2021, memo Abruzzo has now taken aim at ULP settlement agreements.
Employers may understand the workplace safety concerns surrounding wildfires, but there are other employment issues that employers should consider in the event of a wildfire near the worksite.
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has FAQs pertaining to important employment issues that employers should consider when their employees or worksite are
In the flurry of activity surrounding President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, federal contractors are also awaiting approval of regulations to implement President Biden’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage for some federal contractor employees to $15 per hour.
In the meantime,
A Congressional committee has approved maximum penalties of $700,000 per item for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
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Yesterday, the Safer Workforce Taskforce (Task Force) publicized a slew of new FAQs with one set containing surprising information regarding federal contractors. To be clear, this is not the guidance contractors are waiting for with respect to implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols
After the announcement of President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, employers across the country, including California started to consider how to implement vaccination and testing requirements, even ahead of clear guidance from the federal government.
California already has its own Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) which were amended in June by Cal/OSHA.
The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) only partially preempts California’s bar on mandatory arbitration agreements in employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held, vacating the preliminary injunction that had been in place since early-2020 and enjoining enforcement of the law with respect to arbitration agreements governed by the FAA.
Alison Crane, Kathryn Montgomery Moran and Derek Franklin co-author “Chicago Amends Paid-Sick-Leave Law,” published by SHRM.
Bernard Tisdale discusses the implications of prospective lawsuits from workers challenging workplace requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in “598 Mecklenburg County Employees Suspended For Not Complying With COVID Testing Policy,” published by WCCB Charlotte.
Patricia Anderson Pryor, Catherine Cano, Courtney Malveaux, Leslie Stout-Tabackman, Katharine Weber, Cressinda (Chris) Schlag and Tara Burke co-author “Viewpoint: Federal Vaccine Plan Adds Hurdles for Employers,” published by SHRM.
Joseph Lazzarotti, Jason Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi co-author “Baltimore Officially Bans Private Use of Facial Recognition Technology,” published by SHRM.
Jackson Lewis is recognized as a Ceiling Smasher for its representation of women in equity partnerships in “These Firms Have The Most Women In Equity Partnerships,” published by Law360.
Adam Hirtz and Nina Sykora co-author “Unions Pressure OSHA to Make Temporary COVID-19 Rule Permanent,” published by SHRM.
Courtney Malveaux discusses the legal implications of employees being permitted to submit to regular testing for COVID-19 instead of getting vaccinated in “Biden’s vaccine mandate: Expert would be ‘surprised’ to see legal challenges prevail,” published by Yahoo Finance.
Catherine Cano authors “Employer’s Failure to State Cost of Confirmatory Drug Test Violates Iowa Law,” published by SHRM.