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
The safety world has been abuzz about the creation of a specific standard to protect workers from the hazards associated with extreme heat. On October 27, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings.
All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees and all federal contractors with 50 or more employees and at least one federal contract worth at least $50,000 are required by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) to file an annual EEO-1 report.
Jones Walker is pleased to announce that the firm was ranked as one of “Birmingham’s Largest Labor and Employment Law Practices” by Birmingham Business Journal on April 4, 2022. The 25 law practices on the list are ranked based on information obtained from firm representatives regarding the number of company-wide labor and employment attorneys and their areas of practice.
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “Take note of recent spike in union organizing activity” by HRLaws.com. In the first quarter of 2022, there were 550 union election petitions filed across the country. Sid comments that many believe COVID-19 pandemic-induced labor market issues and the rise of worker autonomy have led to this greater opportunity for organized labor.
Sid Lewis, a partner and leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, presented at the New Orleans Society for Human Resource Management’s April Chapter Meeting on April 20, 2022. Sid’s presentation “Old and New Dangers Under the FLSA and Louisiana Law” provided a detailed overview of Louisiana’s new law on pregnancy accommodation, medical marijuana issues, and common payroll mistakes including misclassifications, calculation errors, and other wage and hour violations.
Mark Adams, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, was recently quoted in the article “Court’s vax mandate for federal workers stands but likely isn’t last word” by HRLaws.com.
“Complying with Title VII Requires Prompt Investigation, Appropriate Remedial Measures,” Southeast Employment Law Letter, Vol. 3, No. 4
In the first quarter of 2022, unions filed over 550 election petitions in the United States, compared with only 290 in the first quarter of 2021. It is the largest first-quarter number filed in the past seven years. While part of the increase can be attributed to the SEIU (Service Employee International Union), which has filed dozens of petitions at Starbucks facilities throughout the United States, many believe that pandemic-induced labor market issues and the rise of worker autonomy have created an opportunity for organized labor.