On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously passed an emergency Cal-OSHA regulation. The final draft was sent to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 20, 2020. OAL will have 10 days to review and approve the regulation. Thereafter, stakeholders will have five days to submit comments. Thus, […]
Mail or In-Person Voting? The NLRB Issues Guidance on Representation Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As with many other facets of life, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handles representation cases. This week, in Aspirus Keweenaw & Michigan Nurses Ass’n, Petitioner, 370 NLRB No. 45 (2020), the NLRB adopted a new framework for the manner in which union elections should be conducted. Click here to […]
Movie stars, musicians and athletes are popping up everywhere urging Americans to vote. Your employees are getting the message. So, what happens if an employee asks to take time off of work to vote? Do you have to grant the time off? Do you have to pay for the time? The answers to these questions […]
EEOC Issues Proposed Rule to No Longer Keep Employers in the Dark as to Cause Finding and Conciliation Demand
Employers who have been frustrated over the years by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s oft-employed tactic of keeping its factual evidence close to the vest, even after a cause finding as to a charge and/or during conciliation efforts, may be on the verge of receiving some welcome relief. Click here to continue reading.
This November, Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. One burning question for employers: How does this impact operations? We consider some of the issues here.
Large employers in California must now comply with a California version of the federal Families First COVID Response Act (“FFCRA”). On September 10, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1867 requiring employers with 500 or more employees and health care providers to provide 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave to employees who […]
President Trump’s Four Executive Actions Extend Certain Coronavirus Relief Programs, but Create Legal Uncertainty
On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued four executive actions–one executive order and three Presidential Memoranda–aimed at extending various coronavirus relief programs that have already expired, or are set to expire, in the absence of congressional action. These executive actions may be subject to legal challenges, including that the President exceeded his authority by taking […]
On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal judge in New York ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority by limiting employees’ eligibility for paid coronavirus leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). While portions of the DOL’s regulations are out, it is unclear what—if anything—is “in.” Click here to […]
On July 30, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (Board), issued a decision on the legality of an employer rule that prohibited employees from engaging in “illegal” strikes. The Board decision on this issue is of significant importance for employers. Click here to continue reading.
In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) dealt with the issue of the employer’s right to require loyalty from its employees. The Board’s decision on this issue is of significant importance to employers. Click here to continue reading.