In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that the Constitution does not protect a right to abortion, employers face challenges in areas ranging from benefit plans to social media to off-duty conduct policies and more.
New federal, state and local employment laws will take effect on January 1, 2022, covering topics such as minimum wage, discrimination, employee leaves, payroll and health care benefits. Employers should review these developments and make any needed updates to policies and procedures.
Louisiana employers with 26 or more employees should consider including this statement in their handbook to educate employees about the availability of reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and to comply with a handbook policy requirement.
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