Joseph Lazzarotti authors “More States May Follow Virginia in Trend to Pass Consumer Privacy Laws,” published by SHRM.
In an e-mail sent out to registered stakeholders OFCCP announced in an effort to “improve efficiency and better integrate compliance assistance efforts,” it is discontinuing the Agency’s Contractor Assistance Portal as of March 1, 2021.
The notice emphasized OFCCP
remains committed to quality compliance assistance
and notes it will strengthen
Attempting to align the Texas legal system with current realities, effective December 31, 2020, Rule 106 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure is amended to allow substitute service by “social media, email, or other technology ….” Indeed, any plaintiff faced with the previous options for substitute service (essentially, publication
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) named University of Michigan Associate Professor Kevin Fu Acting Director of Medical Device Security in its Center for Devices and Radiological Health. This is a newly created 12-month post in which Fu will “work to bridge the gap between medicine and computer science
The Puerto Rico Women’s Advocate Office has published Guidelines for the Establishment of Nursing Rooms with the purpose of ensuring uniformity and setting forth all aspects employers should consider when establishing a nursing room in the workplace.
Economists and industry leaders have identified a continuing shortage of skilled labor in all areas in manufacturing for decades, a situation made worse by the aging and retirement of skilled workers of the Baby Boomer generation.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law three marijuana reform bills on February 22, 2021. The first, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (A21), legalizes and regulates cannabis use and possession for adults who are 21 and older.
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, recently launched the RISE Mentoring System, an expanded mentoring program designed to ensure equitable, consistent access to mentorship for all associates across the firm, tailored for different stages of their careers.
Arthur Cunningham authors “California High Court to Answer Question About Employment Retaliation,” published by SHRM.
As the state of California approaches one year of being under various shelter-in-place orders, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new website. The site provides information on how to ensure a safer and healthier workplace. It also
Nicky Jatana discusses the increase in data breaches reported during the COVID-19 pandemic in “Here’s What California Employers Should Know About CCPA Compliance,” published by SHRM.
Sehreen Ladak comments on the implications of lawsuits challenging local ordinances mandating hazard pay bonuses for certain essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in “Pandemic Hazard Pay Bonuses Imposed by Cities Face Court Battles,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Travis DeHaven, Joy Napier-Joyce and Todd Van Dyke discuss Travis’ decision to bring his expansive benefits and executive compensation background to Jackson Lewis’ Employee Benefits practice group in “Jackson Lewis Nabs Employee Benefits Partner In Atlanta,” published by Law360.
On March 1, 2021, USCIS will be returning to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics test. This change is a response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration System,” that directed a review of the naturalization process to eliminate barriers to the process. Individuals
Continuing its early pattern of reversing positions adopted during the former administration, on February 19, 2021 the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew two more Opinion Letters. The first, Opinion Letter FLSA2019-6, addressed whether service providers for a virtual market company were properly