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Are College Athletes Employees of an Educational Institution and Do They Have Rights?

In December 2022, the Los Angeles Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found collegiate football and basketball players at the University of Southern California (USC) to be employees, and as such, have protection under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Specifically, the NLRB pursued a charge against USC, the PAC-12, and the …

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NLRB Uphold Employees’ Rights Prior to Interrogation By the Employer

On December 15, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board held that employers who interrogate employees when defending an unfair labor practice complaint must first provide what are known as Johnnie’s Poultry warnings. This Miranda type warning must be given prior to any questioning and must:  “communicate to the employee the purpose of the questioning, assure …

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Who is looking out for gig workers? The Federal Trade Commission throws its hat in the ring.

  Gig workers earn income by providing on-demand work. Gig work is not limited to ride-hailing or food delivery and can include a variety of work in a variety of industries. Many companies classify gig workers as independent contractors, resulting in fewer protections for these workers as compared to traditional employees. For example, anti-discrimination and …

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Has Your Employer Inquired About Your Relative’s Covid Test Results? They may have violated the law.

What is Happening in the Workplace Today with GINA? The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a dermatology practice in Tampa, Florida violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA is a law that prohibits employers from unlawfully probing into the genetic information of their employees, this includes asking about family health …

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Are You a Victim of Caregiver Discrimination?

Many employees take on caregiving responsibilities not only for their children, but also spouses, partners, older relatives, individuals with disabilities, or others. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, so do the struggles these employees face trying to juggle caring for their loved ones and performing their jobs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued …

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Sexually Harassed? Get Your Day in Court as Mandatory Arbitration is Now Illegal

A new law now makes it illegal for an employer to force workers subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace to arbitrate their claims. On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.  The law’s purpose is to prevent employers from …

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OSHA Withdraws Private Employer Vaccine Mandate Rule

OSHA has officially withdrawn its ETS requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. This comes after the United States Supreme Court upheld an injunction preventing OSHA from implementing the rule until there was a determination on whether OSHA actually had the power to enforce such a rule. …

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Florida Broadens Exemptions for Vaccine Mandate

In response to President Biden’s vaccine mandates (which we covered in prior blogs, available here), Governor Ron DeSantis passed a new law designed to broaden the exemptions available against Florida private employers vaccine mandates for COVID-19. On November 19, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed into law House Bill HB-1B, which became Florida Statute § 381.00317, also …

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Mandatory Vaccines for Workers of Medicare and Medicaid Providers: What You Need to Know

Update:  Some States Halt Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate, But Not Florida!!! If you hadn’t heard, a federal judge in Louisiana granted a nationwide injunction on the healthcare worker vaccination mandate in response to lawsuits filed by 24 states challenging the mandate. However, a federal appeals court said yesterday that the injunction was too broad and …

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