Employment Law

Employment Law (165)

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Dutch Court Rules for Employee Fired for Refusing to Leave His Webcam On  

A telemarketer who worked in the Netherlands for a Florida-based firm and who was fired after he refused to keep his webcam on during work had his rights violated. So reports BBC.

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Biden’s Marijuana Pardon: What Does It Mean for Employers?  

President Joe Biden’s executive order earlier this month that pardons Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana gives thousands a better shot at landing jobs.

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California Bill Targets Pay Equity

California legislators passed a bill that would mandate employers to list salary ranges with jobs they post in the state. So reports The Register.

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Kentucky Union Organizer Alleges Amazon Fired Him As Retaliation

A 22-year-old man who led an effort to unionize a Kentucky Amazon warehouse alleges the e-commerce giant fired him late last month as punishment. So reports CNBC.

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