Whether you are an employer or an employee, it’s important to stay up-to-date on developments in employment law to protect your rights in the workplace. Our blog highlights the most relevant news, bills, lawsuits, and “how-tos” of employment law for working professionals. Our blog also includes our firm’s most recent news.
According to an article published on CNBC, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Morning Consult conducted a survey to determine whether paid family leave can push unemployed Americans to return to work sooner. The survey found that 37 percent of employees who have stopped working due to the pandemic would agree to come back to work if their employer offered paid family leave. Furthermore, 58 percent of American employees who have reduced their hours also stated that they would work longer
A recent Associated Press (AP) article exposed the United States Postal Service (USPS) for systemic wage theft throughout recent years. The piece begins by introducing Nancy Campos, a 59-year-old mail carrier working in Midland, Texas, who has repeatedly been cheated out of her pay. In January, she worked thirteen days in a row without a lunch break and even worked on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That day, she took a picture of her time sheet so she could compare
Three black former factory workers filed a $30 million lawsuit against Kraft Heinz (KHC) for repeated threats and racial discrimination from their coworkers and supervisors. According to a CNN Business article, the lawsuit was filed in the US Eastern District Court of California last week by Alex Horn, Lance Aytman, and Keith Hooker. The plaintiffs claim that they, and other black employees at the factory based in Tulare, California, have been victims of racial threats, derogatory remarks, and ongoing harassment
First of all, what is a severance agreement? A severance agreement is a contract between you and your employer that outlines each of your responsibilities and rights when you are terminated from your job. Sometimes, the wording of severance agreements can benefit the employer at the cost of the employee. An employment lawyer can assist in reviewing your severance agreement and, if necessary, negotiate the terms with your employer to ensure you know your rights and are maximizing your benefits.
On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. This licensing could help increase inoculation rates and is likely to encourage the already growing wave of vaccine mandates by employers and universities.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the first licensed vaccine for coronavirus. This means that the vaccine has been approved for use outside of emergency use authorization. Rebranded Comirnaty, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for two doses, three weeks apart, for