Labor / Employment

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman has denied a motion to dismiss a proposed class action in which marketing firm workers claim that the company’s wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Despite the company’s stance that a medical exam for workers was voluntary, the judge found that workers provided sufficient evidence to the contrary that justified

Counsel for Disney and Lucasfilm argued that a California federal district court judge should dismiss former “Star Wars” actor Gina Carano’s wrongful termination suit on First Amendment grounds. The media giant argued that the company has a First Amendment right to distance its artistic expression from Carano’s 2020 personal political statements on X, formerly known as Twitter, disparaging the use

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a day of observance intended to bring awareness to the pay inequities Black women face in the United States. According to sources, more than a holiday or day of awareness, this day is intended to serve as a call to action and catalyze meaningful change to close the wage gap. I was thrilled to

The U.S. Supreme Court implemented a stricter four-factor test that courts must apply when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeks an injunction against an employer allegedly engaging in unfair labor practices (ULPs). The case is Starbucks Corp. v. M. Kathleen McKinney, case number 23-367, U.S. Supreme Court.
Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) authorizes the

Buckle up, gig workers and business owners, because a recent California court decision has sent the gig economy into a tailspin. As this niche continues to grow and evolve, many states are assessing the need for regulation. Now, ridesharing titan Uber faces a major setback after a federal appeals decision has upheld a California law that could classify drivers as

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2024-1, entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems in the Workplace under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Federal Labor Standards.” The bulletin originated from an October 2023 executive order that called for a coordinated federal government approach to the responsible

In response to the final rule that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), seventeen state attorneys general have filed suit to challenge the rule’s abortion provisions. These states include Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

There’s nothing more disheartening for hiring managers than having a qualified candidate withdraw their application in the middle of the hiring process. From the candidate’s perspective, nothing is more frustrating than an unresponsive or unorganized potential employer.

According to the 2024 Monster Work Watch Report, 47% of survey respondents claim that poor communication is the top reason why candidates withdraw

On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance on harassment in the workplace, marking the first significant update in over two decades.

Titled “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace,” this new guidance integrates feedback from nearly 40,000 public comments and reflects the latest legal standards and best practices for addressing workplace

Have you been feeling the cold shoulder or receiving less assignments at work suddenly? These could be signs of quiet firing.

‘Quiet Firing’ is a term used to describe a management practice where employers subtly push employees out of the company instead of directly terminating them. This is often done by reducing their responsibilities, excluding them from important meetings, or