This week, we’re recapping some of the most significant changes that impacted employers in 2022.

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2022 – A Year in Review

While employers continued to navigate changing restrictions around COVID-19, the immediacy of the challenge gave way to other pressing issues in the workplace.

We saw a renewed regulatory focus on pre-pandemic issues, such as pay equity and pay transparency. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on abortion introduced novel questions regarding employee benefits. Advances in technology brought forward new issues in areas like artificial intelligence and, above all, solidified remote and hybrid work models as employers sought to attract and retain talent.

Other Highlights

A New Protected Activity for New York Employees: “Lawful Absences”
Insight
Corey Argust, Genevieve Murphy-Bradacs, Naomi Friedman

NLRB Dramatically Increases Liability for Unfair Labor Practices with Far-Reaching “Consequential Damages”
Management Memo
Adam Abrahms, Neresa De Biasi, Catherine Kang

Abortion-Related Time Off After Dobbs: How the FMLA and Other Laws Might Apply
Insight
Frank Morris, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Jennifer Barna, Mason Gardner

Persisting Challenges Five Years After #MeToo
Bloomberg Law Practical Guidance (Subscription Required)
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Sherelle Wu, Adam Tomiak

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