By Pankit Doshi, Lisa Loesel and Saniya Ahmed on Oct 18, 2023
Posted In Employment
Market volatility and other business disruptions can force employers to make difficult personnel decisions around reductions in force (RIFs). These may include reducing employee headcount, eliminating entire departments, hiring independent consultants or implementing hiring freezes to ease potential financial burden. During this webinar in our series exploring best practices for workforce management in volatile markets, Pankit...
California Supreme Court Decision Places Higher Burden on Employers in Whistleblowing Retaliation Claims
By Pankit Doshi on Mar 1, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor
On January 27, 2022, the California Supreme Court provided clarification in Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. to lower California courts reviewing whistleblower retaliation claims. In what it calls an “unsurprising” decision, the California Supreme Court concluded that the framework prescribed by California Labor Code section 1102.6, rather than the McDonnell Douglas test, must be...
By Pankit Doshi, Saniya Ahmed and Michelle S. Strowhiro on Apr 1, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95, significantly expanding California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CSPSL). This latest legislation now requires any California employer with more than 25 employees to provide CSPSL in addition to regular paid sick leave offered. Access the article.
By Lindsay Ditlow, Pankit Doshi and Michael J. Sheehan on Oct 15, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
With the school year underway, employers in the United States face a new challenge: childcare-related leave and accommodation requests by employees. With widespread remote learning and evolving legal obligations to provide paid leave to working parents, employers must navigate unique staffing challenges while complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other state...
By Pankit Doshi on Aug 4, 2020
Posted In Employment
Some essential workers are refusing to go to work out of fear of contracting COVID-19. Their employers must weigh the employees’ legal rights and understandable health concerns with the organizations’ business needs. It can be a tough balancing act. In a recent article, McDermott Partner Pankit Doshi said employers may relax documentation requirements due to...