The National Labor Relations Act governs what most private-sector employers can say and do with respect to employee “concerted” or group activities, whether they are represented by a union or not. This includes scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board of workplace rules and policies that may interfere with
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The development of the COVID-19 vaccines has brought hope of returning to some semblance of a pre-COVID workplace. As governments around the world acquire the vaccines and begin implementing their vaccination efforts, employers are left to ascertain their response, considering their duties to protect workers’ health and safety and
In March 2021, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released results from a national survey conducted between February 22-26, 2021 of front-line hospital administrators at 320 hospitals across 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The purpose of
Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and her special guest, Pranam Lipinsk, a dedicated scholar of Generation Z and co-founder of Door of Clubs, delve into the (unofficial) rule book for attracting and retaining these young professionals. They will:
With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out across the country, loosening restrictions on operations, increased demand, and other signs of recovery in the industry, hospitality employers are poised to expand their workforces. This article explores potential legal risks that may arise as hospitality employers that laid off or terminated staff during the pandemic hire staff.
On April 9, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its “Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators.” The update includes changes to respirator-provision strategies at Conventional Capacity, Continge
COVID-19 drove many formerly in-person interactions onto a variety of video conferencing platforms. But as millions of vaccinations are administered each day, and case numbers decline, it’s now possible to imagine and plan for the time when conducting business over video will no longer be mandatory.
For many organizations, though,
On April 6, 2021, the total number of COVID-19-related employment complaints filed in United States courts passed the 2,000 mark. Although it took eight months to reach the first 1,000 complaints (March–November 2020), it took less than five months to go from 1,000 to 2,000. Indeed, December 2020 through March
Providing incentives for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be on the minds of organizations as vaccinations pick up speed. However, concerns about privacy and the shifting positions on wellness program regulation has left many employers wary about implementing more robust incentives. According to Bloomberg, two GOP members
As more counties move toward the Orange Tier on the state reopening guidance, businesses can reopen or operate under less restrictive requirements. This may mean employers need more employees than in the last several months. Though last year, the Governor vetoed a statewide right of recall requirement, several cities still
North Carolina opened COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone over age 16 on April 7, 2021. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have excellent resources for employers to use to encourage employees to become vaccinated. The Raleigh News & Observer recently reported that over a quarter of the adult population of North Carolina (more than 2 million people) have already been fully vaccinated.
As the pandemic crisis and the social landscape continues to evolve, so too must the techniques that employers use to investigate workplace concerns. Employer missteps when conducting internal investigations can create significant legal and financial risks for employers and negatively impact a company’s reputation. This is particularly true in California. During this complimentary webinar, CDF attorneys will identify and discuss strategies for handling the most pressing investigation challenges and steps employers can take to mitigate risks.
This webinar will cover how to:
* Safely and effectively conduct investigations as the pandemic continues to present health and logistical complications
* Investigate race discrimination and harassment claims in the rising tide of bias against Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
* Deal with the fallout from #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #CancelCulture when conducting workplace investigations
Please join the Chair of CDF’s Internal Investigations Practice Group, Daphne Bishop, and CDF attorney Ashley Lopeztello on April 27, 2021 to learn practical insights for conducting internal investigations in today’s legal, virtual and social landscapes.