Tag Archives: labor

COVID-related labor laws, like vaccine mandates, confusing employers

As another COVID year comes to a close, there’s confusion among employers who are balancing vaccine requirements with labor shortages and trying to keep up with changes to national, state and local labor laws. Some government mandates are facing challenges in court, but other COVID-related policies, like paid sick leave, will continue into 2022. Providing… Read More »

2022 New Labor and Employment Law

Thursday, December 30, 2021 Although the first of January is ultimately just another day in the grand scheme of things, many of us attach a special significance to it. It is a day where we symbolically leave our problems behind and press forward to see what the new year may bring. However, for better or… Read More »

New CA labor laws for 2022 on warehouse, wage theft, COVID

A first-in-the-nation law to regulate quotas in warehouses. A ban on nondisclosure agreements in workplace harassment and discrimination lawsuits. An easier pathway to becoming barbers and hairstylists. California workers and businesses will have those laws and more to abide by as the new year rolls around. Last year was “kind of a down year” when… Read More »

New California Labor Laws to Ring in 2022

Thursday, December 16, 2021 In true California fashion, the legislature had a busy session that resulted in a number of new employment-related statutes and amendments being passed just in time for the holidays and will go into effect as of January 1, 2022 (unless otherwise noted below). While there were a few welcome “stocking stuffers”… Read More »

Labor Law and Unions: Weathering the Enforcement Storm

It should come as no surprise that self-declared “union man,” President Biden, put enforcement of workplace regulations near the top of his administration’s priorities, surpassed in importance, perhaps, only by his commitment to resurrect unions as a force in the workplace. The administration says that aggressively enforcing workplace laws is the primary manner it can… Read More »

Virginia’s HB 2161 Adds Military Status for Propery, Labor

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 A new Virginia law expands the state’s prohibitions on discrimination in residential real estate transactions and in employment against military members. HB 2161 adds “military status” to the list of protected classes of individuals under the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA), as well as to the list of classes protected under the… Read More »