Samia Kirmani comments on companies evaluating changes to corporate diversity programs after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling against affirmative action in “Corporate America Is Rethinking Diversity Hiring,” published by Bloomberg.
Employers with employees working in Chicago are required by a new law to provide employees paid sick leave and a new, separate bank of leave that employees can use for any reason at all. The Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance significantly amends the City’s current Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and will take effect on December 31, 2023.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Michael D. Thomas and Peter J. Woo have been featured in the Los Angeles Times’ 2023 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility magazine as DEIA Visionaries. The magazine highlights prominent thought leaders in the California business community who prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies within their respective sectors.
Congress has approved an additional 64,716 H-2B visas for fiscal year 2024, supplementing the 66,000 available annually. As in prior years, restrictions will apply. A temporary final rule has been published in the Federal Register setting out the procedures involved.
H-2B visas for temporary, seasonal nonagricultural workers are used
On November 3, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) published proposed rules implementing the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“PLAWA”). While the proposed rules will not be finalized until after the PLAWA takes effect on January 1, 2024, they provide additional guidance employers should consider when reviewing
According to a New York Times story this weekend, the Security Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against SolarWinds is driving discussions in boardrooms and corporate security departments of large organizations about the handling and reporting of cybersecurity breaches. It turns out that such boards and departments may not be the only ones
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Jody Kahn Mason has been selected as a Notable Leader in Employment and Labor Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. Honorees selected for this distinction have made a measurable and specific impact in the legal industry and demonstrate leadership in professional organizations and civic service initiatives.
Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. announced that Weldon H. Latham, founder and long-term leader of the firm’s Corporate Diversity Counseling Group, plans to retire from the firm immediately after the new year. Jackson Lewis is pleased to announce, however, that Mr. Latham will continue to be available to advise major corporate CEOs and General Counsel on a selective basis as a consultant on significant diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters.
The garment manufacturing industry is heavily regulated by California. Two items garment manufacturers should be aware of are the registration requirements and the Garment Worker Protection Act.
For an employee to be exempt from overtime regulations under California law, the employee must fit into a category of work that is deemed exempt.
The most common exemptions are the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions. Workers who are employed in administrative, managerial, executive, or professional capacities generally fall under
As the temperatures cool outside, the regulations for indoor heat illness prevention are heating up. Cal/OSHA has been working on a proposed Indoor Heat Illness Prevention Standard since 2017. In the spring Cal/OSHA Standards Board published a draft standard and announced a public hearing on Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment.
As discussed in a previous blog, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit research organization that funds comparative clinical research, among other things. PCORI is funded through annual fees — provided for in the Affordable Care Act — paid by insurers of fully insured health plans and
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.
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
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.