What Serena Williams’ retirement can teach employers about working mothers

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Alyce B. Ogunsola On August 9, Serena Williams said “Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And in Her Own Words,” in an emotionally riveting Vogue magazine article. In the feature, Serena recounts a story of her five-year old daughter, Olympia, being asked what she wanted to […]

A new era of mental health in the workplace; FMLA and ADA implications

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Viktoryia Johnson There’s no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the workplace. For better or worse, what is certain is the pandemic, now in its third year, has forced U.S. workers and employers to gradually become more aware of mental health in the […]

Massachusetts enacts CROWN Act banning discrimination based on natural hairstyles

Excerpted from a Holland & Knight LLP Blog by Andrew Silvia and Stephanie Merabet On July 26, 2022, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act), prohibiting discrimination against employees and students based on their natural or protective hairstyle. The law was inspired […]