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Providing Benefits to LGBTQA+ Employees After Bostock

San Francisco Littler attorneys Julie Stockton and Courtney Chambers address gender identity and sexual orientation issues in the workplace. In this episode they are joined by Anne Sanchez LaWer, an employee benefits attorney in Littler’s San Jose office, as they discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling in Bostock on employer sponsored health and welfare plan compliance.   …

The State of American Employment in the Midst of the Pandemic

Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute’s (WPI) annual Labor Day report examines the state of the American workforce. Prior WPI Labor Day reports focused on key employment developments and trends to provide employers with insight on the state of work and what to expect in the coming year. Employers need no reminder that 2020 is unlike any year they have ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed employment with employers and employees alike facing unprecedented challenges. Even when the coronavirus is finally behind us, many of these challenges will remain. …

Jury Trials – Part 2 – Trial Theme Development During and Post COVID

In this second of a three-part series, Littler Los Angeles Shareholder and trial attorney Helene Wasserman interviews Dr. Dan Gallipeau, co-founder and President of Dispute Dynamics, a nationally-recognized jury consulting firm, about how the lens through which jurors are evaluating evidence has changed in this COVID era, and what trial attorneys should consider when developing trial themes, during, and after, COVID.   …

The “New” AB 5

California’s landmark independent contractor law, AB 5, has only been in effect for eight months. But in that time frame, the law remains controversial and makes headlines every week. The law presents compliance challenges for businesses in the Golden State, and things aren’t getting any easier. …

Jury Trials – Part 1 – Jury De-Selection During and Post-COVID

In this first of a three-part series, Littler Los Angeles Shareholder and trial attorney Helene Wasserman interviews Dr. Dan Gallipeau, co-founder and President of Dispute Dynamics, a nationally-recognized jury consulting firm, about how jurors have changed in this COVID era, and what trial attorneys should consider when selecting juries during, and after, COVID.   …

Protections Under Title VII

In this first of a series of podcasts, San Francisco Littler attorneys Julie Stockton and Courtney Chambers explain Bostock v. Clayton County, the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing protections for gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as outline immediate next steps in light of this monumental decision.   …

As the Dust Settles: Unpacking the Recent Presidential Proclamation on Visa Entry Restrictions

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the White House announced a temporary suspension on new work visas, which will be in place until at least the end of this calendar year. The order blocks entry for those who enter the country under certain visa categories, such as the H-1B and L-1 visas, among others.
Littler attorneys Jorge Lopez and Michelle White explain what this new rule means for both American and international employers.   …