Labor/Employment

 

  • Tracking A “Wave” Of Covid Lawsuits Vs Employers

    There have been more than 300 Covid-related lawsuits filed in U.S. courts since the beginning of the year, according to a tracking project by law firm Fisher Phillips. Issues raised included refusal to grant unpaid time off,...

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  • Gen Z Joins the Workforce

    A fresh crop of entry-level workers is about to join the workforce. “Generation Z” is currently the term most accepted to define those born in the late 1990s and after, with the oldest born around 1995. They...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • Immigration Judges Sue DOJ, Claim They’re Being Muzzled

    The 460-plus U.S. Immigration judges, represented by the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), are suing the agency of the Department of Justice that oversees the immigration courts.

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Nest Of Legal Issues Will Confront Higher Ed This Fall

    Uppermost is likely to be liability for students, staff or employees who contract the Covid-19 virus. In those cases the expert prognosis – as it has been for public-facing businesses in general – is that plaintiffs will...

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  • Businesses Posting Covid Disclaimers

    Enter at your own risk: From hair salons to stock exchanges to racetracks, more and more U.S. businesses are posting coronavirus waivers and requiring patrons and employees to sign before entering. This may soon be the new...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

    A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • State Courts Have Turned Into Bill Collectors

    Over a period of about three decades, the way state courts are used has fundamentally changed. In 1990, they typically fielded disputes between adversaries in contract disputes or other commercial matters, or in personal injury cases, and...

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  • Do Workers Face Covid Risk From The New Joint Employer Ruling?

    The general counsel of the Service Employees International Union calls it “outrageous and shameful.” The NLRB ruling, which went into effect on April 27, says that companies must have direct control over essential working conditions of franchise...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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