Tag: laws

Amazon

Union Defeat at Amazon Sparks the Question: What’s Next?

The votes have been counted in the Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama, but the vote tally doesn’t mean the matter is absolutely settled. Almost immediately after the union defeat was announced on April 9, the union said it would take the fight to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

LGBTQ

Biden’s Executive Order Combats Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community

Within hours of his inauguration on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” The order establishes the new administration’s policy prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation and directs federal agencies to take affirmative steps […]

Firing Employee With COVID-19 for Exposing Coworkers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about how companies operate, most employers still have formal disciplinary policies establishing ground rules for employee conduct and setting out consequences for failure to meet the expectations. If an employee still required to work in person has been exposed to the coronavirus and gotten tested without notifying […]

wage

Employers Likely to Seek Exceptions in $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Employers are getting a look at a bill that would set a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage by 2025. The bill, which is in line with President Joe Biden’s call for an increase in the federal minimum, which has stood at $7.25 since 2009, is likely to spur calls for relief from certain employers, according to […]

5 Tips to Ring in a Better New Year for Your Workplace

We can all agree 2020 was a dumpster fire difficult year for employees and employers alike. Now that we are freshly into 2021, it’s a good time to reexamine our workplaces and look for ways to make improvements for the business and our employees. Below are some tips for getting 2021 right.