Partners Sid Lewis, Jane Heidingsfelder, Jason Culotta, and Alex Glaser co-authored the “Louisiana: Trends and Developments” section for the US Regional Employment 2022 Global Practice Guide, released by Chambers & Partners. In this section, they provided an overview of the latest labor union trends, offered insights to employers on defending against union organizing, and outlined key standards and developments from the Occupational Safety and Health Administation (OSHA). The attorneys discussed Louisiana state laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana in the workplace and summarized the key features of the recently passed Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (SECURE Act 2.0).
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was recently quoted in the article “Trader Joe’s workers in Minneapolis vote overwhelmingly to unionize” published by Grocery Dive.
Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce that 139 attorneys across the firm’s offices were listed in the annual peer-review attorney rankings in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023. In addition, 12 attorneys received the esteemed The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” designation for 2023, and 34 attorneys are recognized on The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” 2023 list.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the Construction Executive article “Heating Things Up: OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program on Outdoor and Indoor Heat Hazards” about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) National Emphasis Program on heat hazards.
A recent Decision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) sheds light on certain rights that banks may have when their employees engage in improper behavior when moving to a competing bank — and issues a stark warning for bank employees looking to do so.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed Louisiana’s version of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act into law. It was approved by the Louisiana Legislature in its recently concluded session. In doing so, Louisiana joins 16 other states and becomes the first in the Deep South to enact the CROWN Act or legislation inspired by the CROWN Act.
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was recently quoted in the article “Do Starbucks, Amazon unionizations point to a coming trend?” published by Human Resource Executive.
Louisiana Court Allows Accommodation, Retaliation Claims To Proceed to Trial
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “When one word and one time are too many” which was selected for inclusion in the “Best of HRLaws” section by HRLaws.com.
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Transparency in Coverage Final Rules (TiC Final Rules) which, among other things, require non-grandfathered group health plans to post on a public website certain plan pricing information in machine-readable files (MRFs) by July 1, 2022.
With the 2022 EEO-1 deadline having passed on May 17, albeit with a “grace period” extension until June 23, 2022, yet another deadline looms for federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors: the June 30, 2022 deadline for certifying compliance with your affirmative action obligations.
JoJo Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Jackson office, spoke at the 25th Annual Mississippi SHRM Conference and Expo on May 2-4, 2022 in Biloxi, MS. JoJo presented two sessions: “The New COVID Landscape for Employers” focusing on health and safety requirements, vaccination rules and adapting to accommodate flexible employment, and “Intersection of Law and Common Sense” highlighting management best practices and legal requirements while meeting the needs of employees and the organization.
Jennifer Kogos, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, presented “The Trifecta: The Intersection of FMLA/ADA and Workers’ Compensation,” at the American Equity Underwriters Annual Forum on May 4th. Jennifer educated attendees on the legal risks presented under ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation laws and provided real world examples of how to deal with employees and still comply with these laws.
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, was recently quoted in the article “Starbucks’ Denial of New Benefits to Union Workers is a Legal Gray Area, Labor Experts Say” published by Restaurant Dive. In the article, Sid provides comments on the legality of Starbucks extending new benefits and wage increases to discourage union organizing efforts.
Firm Ranks Nationally in Five Practice Areas and Regionally in 15 Practice Areas