On Oct. 11, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-40, the first COVID-19-related order that prevents private employers in Texas from requiring employees to be vaccinated in some circumstances.
Articles Discussing Labor And Employment Law In All Fifty Us States And Puerto Rico.
There are many laws that provide for time off, paid or unpaid, and some provide protected leaves of absence, too, including CFRA, USERRA, FMLA, PFL, PDL, California Paid Sick Leave, Workers’ Compensation and more. Understanding and applying this matrix of laws is a challenge, particularly adding COVID into the mix.
This complimentary webinar will explain the spider-web of California and Federal leave of absence laws binding California’s employers who are struggling to accommodate employees who request a leave, including:
• which leave laws apply and when,
• when employers may or may not run different leaves concurrently,
• an employee’s “right” to reinstatement, if any,
• paid leaves of absence and how to calculate the pay,
• what to do when an employee seeks to return to the workplace; and
• what to do when an employee seeks further leave.
Please join CDF attorneys, Dan Forman, Leigh White, Adelyn Vigran, Rosario Stoliker on October 21, 2021 from 10-11 am (Pacific) for this engaging and informative webinar where they will break down the often complex and confusing leave laws in California.
On October 13, 2021, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson allowed a new law addressing mandated COVID-19 vaccines for employees to go into effect without his signature. The Arkansas legislation specifically allows employees to opt out of COVID-19 vaccine requirements by means other than the medical or religious exemptions allowed by federal law,
The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, recently handed a potentially significant website accessibility win to the business community under the Unruh Civil Rights Act (Unruh Act) when it upheld a jury verdict in Thurston v. Omni Hotels Mgmt. Corp. (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 23,
On September 30, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) No. 1578, which amends Government Code section 11425.20(a) to provide that administrative hearings shall be open to the public, including by live audio or video.
On October 8, 2021, the Douglas County Health Department—which recently separated from the Tri-County Health Department (that covered Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe Counties—issued a public health order relating to COVID-19 mitigation protocols (the “PHO”).
Philip Gordon and Zoe Argento, shareholders in Littler’s Denver office, are joined by Kwabena Appenteng, shareholder in Littler’s Chicago office, to discuss new vendor contracting issues related to the CPRA. Kwabena addresses both requirements and recommendations for provisions to be included in the necessary addenda to vendor or service
Construction industry players are deluged with documents.
On October 5, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) that significantly expand causes of action available to older workers. While NJLAD has always prohibited age-based discrimination in employment, the new amendments create a new private right of action for forced retirement claims and eliminates a safe harbor provision which limited damages and gave small businesses more flexibility to manage their workforces.
California employers may now distribute required posters and notices to employees via email. Senate Bill 657, which is effective on January 1, 2022, clarifies that employers do not need to send or show remote employees required employee postings.
The California Supreme Court issued several employment law decisions during the past year. We summarize below the most important of these rulings.
On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) No. 331 into law. SB 331 is known as the “Silenced No More Act.” It amends California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1001 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and imposes significant new restrictions on
On October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-40, which states that no entity in Texas can “compel” any individual, including any employee or consumer, to receive a COVID-19 vaccination who objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical
The New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) recently announced that for complaints filed on or after October 12, 2021, it will no longer discontinue complaints following private settlements. This announcement comes as a significant change in the division’s long-standing practice of allowing parties to privately settle complaints before
In 2019, California adopted several laws that restricted “non-disclosure” provisions in employment-related agreements. Those laws, passed in the wake of the “me too” movement, limited non-disclosure provisions in settlement agreements for lawsuits and administrative agency charges involving allegations of sexual harassment.1 They also limited the use of non-disclosure provisions