Labor/Employment

 

  • 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...

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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 3 months 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
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  • India’s New Code on Wages Clarifies a Chaotic Situation

    With the ongoing trade war between China and the United States, a number of U.S. companies are gradually shifting their business operations to set up branch offices and working centers in India.  The 2019 Code on Wages...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Protection

    In order to protect a trade secret, you first have to be able to establish that it is a secret, and that means demonstrating that “reasonable” steps have been taken to keep it that way. These steps...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

    The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to become effective on April 27, will be welcomed by many companies, and...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Global Warming In The Workplace

    Injuries and deaths aside, worker productivity is beginning to take a hit. According to one study, it decreases by two percent for every degree Celsius above room temperature. Employers who conclude potential effects will be negligible should...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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