Employment Law

Employment Law (143)

How Texas' New Abortion Law Could Be a Headache to HR Everywhere

Human resources departments potentially face huge headaches with the recent passage of Texas’ new abortion law and the likelihood that the fallout won’t be limited to just one state.


HR, Employers Deal With Emerging COVID-19 Religious, Medical Exemptions  

COVID-19 vaccine opponents are increasingly citing religious beliefs or medical conditions to get exempted from the shot, creating more headaches for human resources teams and employers who have pushed for workers to be fully immunized.


Texas Makes It Easier To File Legal Complaints For Sexual Harassment  

Two new Texas laws will give employees more time to go after employers for sexual harassment and empower a lot more workers than the state’s earlier rules permitted. So reports KERA News.


'Long COVID' Now Considered Disability Under ADA  

Even as employers hope that COVID-19 soon will be eradicated, the pandemic may continue to haunt those stuck with the long lasting impact of the virus in the workplace.


More Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated Amid COVID-19 Surge  

A steady increase in COVID-19 cases is leading more private and public employers to demand that their workers get vaccinated or face repercussion, including losing their job.


Employers' Ability to Track Worker Vax Status Varies Globally

U.S. employers are already allowed to require their workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine and require them to confirm their vaccination status, but it’s not as clear in other countries. So reports JD Supra.


COVID-19 Workplace Safety Suit Against Amazon Portends Trouble for Firms

A lawsuit filed last month by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Amazon may signal a trend of more firms facing allegations that they failed to protect their workers from the COVID-19 pandemic.


BlackRock Pledges to Go Hard After Racial, Sexual Harassment Complaints

The world’s largest asset manager has vowed to improve how it investigates racial and sexual harassment complaints after employees posted about their experiences on social media. So reports Reuters.


Employers Speak Out, Take Action After Capitol Invasion

Human resources teams, employers and industry trade groups wasted little time zeroing in on staff who participated in the January 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection.  


Capitol Attack: Firing Employees Who Participated

Employers were prepared to act fast to dump staff who participated in the January 6 Capitol riot. So reports Forbes.


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