Jackson Lewis P.C.

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

The Governor has signed Senate Bill 93, which would require that covered employers offer employees laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic available positions based on a preference system. The new statute is targeted at the hospitality industry, which has started to reopen as the state moves toward full reopening. The bill is a budget bill and therefore the statute becomes effective immediately. Specifically, the ordinance applies to the following industries: Hotels Private clubs…
As the state of California moves toward full reopening, employers in certain jurisdictions in California already have to contend with local right of reemployment or recall requirements. While last year Governor Newsom vetoed a statewide right of recall, the state legislature has approved a similar statute, Senate Bill 93.  If signed by the Governor, the bill would require that covered employers offer employees laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic available…
20 million Californians have already been vaccinated, with all individuals age 16 and up eligible for vaccination effective April 15th. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently released updated COVID-19 guidance, which included guidance on employer vaccination programs. The California Labor Commissioner followed suit and released guidance regarding COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination pertaining to California regulations governed by the Labor Commissioner. According to the Labor Commissioner, if an employer requires an employee to…
The new year brought several important changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). One key change that employers should be aware of is the expansion of the scope of individuals who qualify as “family members” under the law. The CFRA allows eligible employees to take up to twelve weeks of protected leave for reasons that include caring for a family member with a serious health condition.  Until this year, the only family members for…
The Biden administration has called for all people at least 18 to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, 2021. Most states have already done so. A BenefitsPro article cites a 2017 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that found almost 60 percent of employers offer on-site flu vaccinations. Naturally, with expanding availability of COVID-19 vaccination doses and widespread eligibility, organizations are asking whether setting up an on-site COVID-19…