HR Newswatch
The Slow and the Furious: OSHA’s Rulemakings Continue at Various Stages with Infectious Diseases a Priority
26 May 2022 19:07:46 UT
By A. Scott Hecker, Benjamin D. Briggs, Adam R. Young, Patrick Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2022, Douglas Parker, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor’s...
NLRB Alleges Starbucks Harassed and Threatened Unionizing Workers in Santa Cruz
26 May 2022 18:14:15 UT
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Oakland Region, issued a complaint against Starbucks Wednesday accusing the company of violating federal labor law, including 11 infractions that took place...
The EEOC wants to make AI hiring fairer for people with disabilities
26 May 2022 14:46:15 UT
By Alex Engler Earlier this month, in a critical step toward fighting algorithmic harms, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical guidance on how algorithmic hiring...
A Key to FMLA Success: Supporting our Employees as Mental Health Issues Arise
26 May 2022 12:18:38 UT
The client calls are a regular part of my everyday, increasingly so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress. Anxiety. Depression. The causes are as numerous as the stars in the sky. Simply put, a...
Companies Face Increased Litigation Over COBRA Notices
26 May 2022 04:00:00 UT
Companies around the U.S. have recently seen a barrage of cases alleging that notices required under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) fail to provide all information...
Sixth circuit hits brakes on mandatory arbitration of certain ERISA benefit claims
26 May 2022 04:00:47 UT
J.J. Conway J.J. Conway Law Arbitration agreements are frequently required in the world of employee-employer relations, yet who is actually bound when an employee signs an arbitration agreement as...
Gig worker minimum wage bill to get vote by Seattle City Council
25 May 2022 21:11:00 UT
(The Center Square) – The “PayUp” legislation that would attempt to establish a minimum wage for app-based workers was passed out of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee and now will be...
OSHA extends comment period on proposal to amend recordkeeping rules
25 May 2022 04:00:00 UT
Washington — OSHA has extended until June 30 the deadline to comment on a proposed rule that would revise injury and illness recordkeeping rules. According to a notice published in the May 25...
'Any Person' May File Unfair Labor Practice Charges With the NLRB
25 May 2022 20:06:28 UT
In a recent decision, FDRLST Media, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board (No. 20-3434 & 3492 3rd Cir. May 20, 2022), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (“Court”) denied...
The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination – Barriers and Suggested Actions
25 May 2022 20:00:40 UT