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Author Archives: New England Biz Law Update staff

Audit testing could combat hiring bias

Job candidates waiting for interviews

A new report recommends the use of audit testing to identify discrimination in the hiring process. The authors advise that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as state and local fair employment practices agencies, deploy testing as ...

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OSHA expands severe violator program

The U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for placement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). Employers can now be placed on the list for violating any hazard. Previously, an employer could be ...

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NLRB strikes down Tesla uniform policy

Tesla showroom (ifeelstock/Deposit Photos)

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Tesla cannot stop factory employees from wearing clothing with union insignia while on the job. The board, in a 3-2 decision, overruled a 2019 NLRB decision involving Walmart and union clothing. A ...

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