Employment Law

Employment Law (169)

Employers Enacting Transgender Protection Policies, But Threats Persist 

Transgender people face multiple threats on various fronts even as the number of employers enacting policies to protect these workers has exploded in recent years.


New Rule on Severance Agreements Puts Onus On HR, Employers  

The National Labor Relations Board has reversed a ruling under the Trump Administration that made it easier for employers to bound workers to confidentiality and non-disparagement requirements pertaining to severance agreements.


Union: Return-To-Office Policy Designed to Stop Workers from Organizing

Google parent Alphabet is accused of running afoul with its return-to-office policy to prevent YouTube contract workers in Texas from organizing. So reports Employee Benefit News.


Ex-McDonald’s HR Head At Center Of Landmark Court Ruling  

A recent court ruling spells bad news for the former global chief people officer of a fast food giant, but it also could have serious implications for chief human resources officers and other C-suite executives in the U.S.


Appeals Court Strikes Down Employer-Friendly Rules

Last month, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals gave unions a win by striking down National Labor Relations Board rulings in 2019 under the Trump Administration. So reports Barley Snyder law firm.


BlackRock, Owl Rock Capital Face Racial Bias Suit

A Newark, N.J.-based Black-owned investment firm has sued BlackRock and Owl Rock Capital alleging that the two firms joined with state officials to swipe its idea to reduce public pension plan expenses. So reports Bloomberg.


Circle K Settles EEOC Discrimination Case with $8M Payout

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it ended its investigation into Circle K Stores relating to disability, pregnancy and retaliation discrimination charges after the convenience store chain agreed to pay $8 million to impacted employees. 


New York Passes Law to Project Workers’ Right to Lawful Absences  

New York employers will not be allowed to retaliate against their employees who are lawfully absent from work under a new law taking effect February 19. So reports JD Supra.


Lessons from Elon Musk On How Not to Do HR

Elon Musk’s conquest of Twitter has put a spotlight on employer/employee dynamics, but human resources leaders are not eager to emulate his controversial approach.


Georgia County HR Director Allegedly Subjects Employees to 'Severe, Racial Harassment'  

A lawsuit alleges that a human resources director of a Georgia county berated a former employee who complained of racial harassment from a co-worker by subjecting that employee “to additional, severe racial harassment in front of the employee who sent the racist text message,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.


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