Bloomberg Law 2023: ESG & Employment
Get up to date on the latest trends in two areas where regulatory agendas and corporate practices are sure to clash in 2023, including ESG enforcement efforts, post-Dobbs workplace wellness issues, and pay transparency compliance.
A New SEC Human Capital Rule Is Coming—So Is Pushback
Next year, human capital management will be at the forefront of the ESG conversation, and we’ll see investors looking for more disclosures to ensure that they are investing in companies that align with their values.
After Midterms, Biden Eyes Employment Changes in 2023
Lacking a viable path to pass new labor and employment legislation because of a divided Congress, the Biden administration will turn to executive orders and rulemaking to expand worker protections, raise wages, and strengthen organizing rights.
Algorithmic Bias Is No Longer Under Regulators’ Radar
In 2022, the EEOC rolled out guidance about workplace algorithmic bias. The issue is also becoming a priority for state and local lawmakers, as they draft and enforce new restrictions on discriminatory use of artificial intelligence.
From Acronym to Concept, Investors Connect ESG Pillars
Investors have begun to shift away from approaching the term “ESG” as distinct issues affecting a company’s financial performance. Instead, investors are increasingly conscious of whether the companies they’re investing in embody their overall values.
Mental Health Benefits Become Key to Worker Retention
Employers grappling with the post-pandemic worker shortage have been innovating with new ways to hire and retain workers.
New Laws, Culture Shifts Push Pay Transparency Forward
California is the latest state to enact a new type of pay equity law that requires employers to include pay ranges in job descriptions. This follows a larger trend of states and individuals using pay transparency to shrink the ever-present pay gap.
SEC’s Climate Rules Face Skeptical Courts, APA Hurdle
Legal challenges should be expected on many fronts and from diverse opponents, such as affected industries, state attorneys general, think tanks, and trade associations.
Six Degrees of Classification Could Upend Gig Work
Federal agencies, as well as some state governments, have begun to more broadly define what an “employee” is for official classification purposes.
Why Unionization Efforts May Run Out of Steam in 2023
Burgeoning expectations from newly minted bargaining units, growing employer resistance, and strengthening economic headwinds will be pivotal forces in determining whether recent union achievements represent a long-term shift in the American labor movement.
Bloomberg Law 2023
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