The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a business-friendly decision that marks a return to the traditional independent contractor analysis and restores significance to a worker’s “entrepreneurial opportunity” for financial gain in determining whether the individual is an employee or independent contractor under the National Labor Relations Act. In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe and Bud Bobber will share their insights on this important topic.
On February 15, 2021, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Charles Thompson and Lisa Burton discuss the protections in the proposed legislation. The speakers also address employers’ current obligations with regard to pregnant workers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), and state-specific statutes.
TECHPLACE™ Talk: How the FTC’s Guidance on the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms Impacts Employers
In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs and Jenn Betts discuss why employers should take note of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) guidance on consumer-facing artificial intelligence (AI) tools, including its view that the use of AI should be transparent, explainable, fair, and empirically sound, while fostering accountability.
In the May edition of our Third Thursdays podcast series, Ruthie Goodboe and Ethan Picone discuss an employer’s duty to bargain with a union when seeking to implement a vaccination policy and corresponding requests for information. The speakers also address other considerations for employers relating to mandatory vaccination policies, including responding to employee refusals to be vaccinated.