Labor Law: New caregiver discrimination guidance in light of COVID-19 | Local Business News

Irina Baranova

By KAREN MICHAEL Special correspondent Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance titled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws.” While the title of guidance focuses on the pandemic, caregiver discrimination can be much broader than those arising due to COVID-19. No federal discrimination […]

‘Our labor laws are designed to make joining a union as difficult as possible’: Fewer workers are unionized, even as pandemic shines light on poor working conditions

Irina Baranova

The number of unionized workers in the U.S. slipped in 2021, according to Labor Department numbers released Thursday, continuing a decades-long slide for organized labor even as the pandemic has put worker discontent over pay and working conditions on stark display. Just over 14 million wage and salary workers belonged […]