On August 12, 2021, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued Memorandum G.C. 21-04, which outlines a road map to tilt the balance in favor of organized labor and greatly expands NLRB scrutiny of a wide array of employer obligations, including the duty to recognize and bargain with unions and remedial issues. In this edition of our Third Thursdays podcast series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Fito Agraz and Brian Hayes to discuss the memorandum’s implications for employers.
In the third episode of our four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential issues that employers may want to consider as they continue to return furloughed and laid off employees to the workplace, including health insurance benefits, employee refusals to return to work, obligations under federal and state sick leave laws, and partial offset rules.
With the unknown duration of the coronavirus pandemic, in this podcast we will explore temporary and reversible measures like furloughs and reduced schedules to scale back on payroll while maintaining a connection with our employees whose help will be critical to restarting normal business operations as we reopen our states and the economy.
As any employer with employees in California knows, there are some major differences between leaves of absence under federal law and under California law. In this podcast, Karen Tynan and Jill Schubert discuss the types of leaves afforded under California law and the similarities and differences with federal law, as well as best practices for recordkeeping and documentation.