February 15, 2023

Emergency Paid Leave and Sick Days under Fire in New Stimulus Negotiations

As Congress races to finalize a new round of stimulus for the nation, stricken at the moment with the winter surge that epidemiologists predicted, workers are under threat of losing access to paid emergency leave as well as paid sick days. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, allowing such provisions to expire would be a grave mistake. 

In a press release, the National Partnership warned that, although there is some funding for child care and expanded unemployment, losing the flexibility provided by the FFCRA emergency leave provisions enacted in the spring would be extremely detrimental to workers facing school closures and an increased risk of Covid-19 exposure as the winter progresses. As we have pointed out, the FFCRA has provided much needed protections and assistance to workers struggling to handle family emergencies as well as employment issues affected by the pandemic.

The National Partnership’s statement also highlights how abandoning these protections would impact poor and working mothers as well as minorities disproportionately. We will be keeping an eye on developments here and echo the concerns noted by the National Partnership.

Berke-Weiss Law Attorneys Speak at Endometriosis Foundation Conference

March 27, 2023
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Berke-Weiss Law attorneys, Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, and Rosa Aliberti, spoke at the EndoFound Global Patient Symposium, commonly referred to as Patient Day, about the legal rights and protections for those with endometriosis.

AI and Compliance, Employers Brace for a Brave New World

March 16, 2023
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Over the last decade, more and more companies have utilized automated tools to aid in hiring, training, retaining. Historically, when practices and technologies are adopted rapidly, the law takes time to catch up and this is no different, with 2023 looking to be a year where companies are going to come under more detailed regulatory and compliance regimes focused on AI.

Elon Musk’s Public Mocking of Employee’s Disability Highlights the Importance of Reasonable Accommodations and Health Information Privacy

March 16, 2023
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Elon Musk mocked a Twitter employee for his disability and lack of clarity regarding job status, highlighting issues disabled workers face in the workplace.

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