Labor/Employment

 

  • 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 5 days 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...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago
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  • EEOC Says Companies Can Test Employees For Virus

    Restricting access to the workplace based on a medical exam is normally frowned upon by the EEOC, but not so with respect to tests for determining whether an employee has the Covid-19 virus. This exception is based...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Antibody Tests Were Rushed; Setback For A Back-to-Work Strategy

    Covid-19 antibody tests, considered crucial to any rational back-to-work strategy, have been rushed to market, and many are proving to be unreliable. A Scottsdale AZ law firm, as reported in the Arizona Republic, was among the organizations...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • How Not To Do “Austerity Rollouts”

    Some law firms have already furloughed employees, cut salaries or laid off employees in response to the Covid crisis, and many others likely have austerity plans in the works. Common decency and regard for others dictates how...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • End Times Near? Executives Cutting Their Own Salaries

    By the end of March, hundreds of companies worldwide had announced “drastic cuts" to the pay of senior executives...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Unpaid Leaves And Furloughs During The Pandemic

    At a time of unprecedented stress in many sectors of the economy, some employers are looking to unpaid leaves of absence and furloughs as a way to reduce costs while maintaining a connection to employees who will...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Marijuana in the Workplace

    Businesses are confronting escalating drug use in the workplace by their employees. Underlying this problem is the use of marijuana lawfully prescribed by physicians for medical issues, and the conflict between state and federal law. These inconsistencies...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 2020 Brings New Workplace Requirements

    Several states, led by California, have enacted significant employment laws in 2019. These new statutes will likely require employers to make significant changes to their practices and/or policies to ensure compliance. The California Legislature enacted AB 5...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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