This Littler Lightbulb highlights some recent labor and employment law developments at the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal.
Articles Discussing General Human Resources Issues.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced countless businesses to transition their employees to remote work, and through this process, many learned that remote work can offer multiple advantages, including increased employee productivity and morale and decreased expense associated with commercial office space and employee parking. Even those companies continuing to prefer an
Millions of voters across the United States went to the polls on November 8, 2022, for the midterm elections, but as of November 9, 2022, control of both chambers of Congress for the second half of President Biden’s first term still hangs in the balance.
With the rise of inflation and other negative economic indicators, most news reports are suggesting that the U.S. economy is facing uncertain times. Some economists predict that the economy is headed for a recession or that the United States has already entered one, while others are more optimistic.
In this episode, Jen addresses remote work and the pros and cons “camera on” policies for videoconferences.
New law to tackle the shortage of semiconductor chips will direct $280 billion to research and production of semiconductors in the United States.
In addition to the laws enacted by state and local legislatures, there are proposed measures on the ballot next week that may also impact the workplace. Some of these key ballot initiatives are discussed below.
Marijuana and Other Drugs
2022 is coming to a close, and the new year will be here before we know it. While many states, cities and counties seem to be willing to pass employment laws and regulations at any time, the first day of a new year is still the number one day
Dear Littler: Our retail clothing chain has stores in 10 major cities across the country. We recently had an issue in our Seattle, Washington location. A customer claiming to have a medical condition wanted to use our private employee restroom. The store manager did not feel comfortable with this,
Finding the plaintiff did not meet his burden of proving he was terminated in retaliation for engaging in False Claims Act (FCA)-protected activity, a jury returned a verdict for the former employer, a subsidiary of a publicly traded life sciences company.
Across the country, voters will have the chance to weigh in on many statewide ballot measures that will set state minimum wages and other employment laws.
The legal landscape around abortion rights has changed greatly following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022), which ended a nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to abortion and opened the door for states to implement and enforce new laws on access to abortion. As a result, many employers have been considering new policies and benefit offerings based on these changes.
In this episode, Jen and Brooke Kozak, a Senior Investigator with Shaw Law Group, discuss the value of “temperature reads” at work.
Just weeks ago, it was hard to open any social media application without seeing a post or news article concerning popular content creators The Try Guys. The internet stars have been trending since mid-September after online rumors began circulating that one of the group’s founders was having an extramarital affair
The White House, on October 4, 2022, unveiled its “ Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights ,” outlining non-binding recommendations for the design, use, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated systems when such tools are used in ways that affect individual’s rights, opportunities, or access to critical