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The Outlook for Non-Compete Agreements in 2024
January 29, 2024
Several states have updates.
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NLRB Restricting Provisions in Severance Agreements: McLaren Macomb
January 25, 2024
In the 2023 case of McLaren Macomb, a hospital found itself under scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board for confidentiality and non-disparagement terms that many would consider standard in severance agreements.
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Employers, “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” – Oscar Wilde (or not?*)
January 25, 2024
The EEOC had sued Walmart for sex discrimination, claiming that Walmart refused to promote a female employee based on sex stereotypes about women with small children.
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New DOL Rule to Take Effect Concerning Classification of Independent Contractors
January 23, 2024
On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule addressing how to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor or employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024.
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What Do Your Supervisors Know About Unions?
January 22, 2024
Only 6% of the private sector workforce are union members. Yet, the public perception is that there is a tsunami of support for unions.
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When One of Your Employees Fails to Report to Work…
January 21, 2024
What is an employee’s responsibility to notify the employer when they will not be at work for medical reasons?
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New Year's Resolutions For Your Employee Handbook
January 18, 2024
Employee handbook updates are a decidedly unglamorous chore, and, just like dusting your baseboards, it’s a chore that can be put off, until, that is, the in-laws (i.e., government regulators or Plaintiff’s counsel) come around with white gloves and black lights to see just how well you’ve been keeping house.
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DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding David-Bacon Act
January 11, 2024
Another DOL flip-flop. And a picture of bacon. What can I say…I’m from Iowa. We like our bacon.
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Minnesota: Prohibition on Pay History Inquiries
January 11, 2024
The Minnesota Human Rights Act has been updated to include a new provision that prohibits employers from inquiring into, considering, or requiring disclosure for a job applicant’s pay history, effective January 1, 2024.
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India: January Employment Law Updates
January 10, 2024
Updates from Worklaw® Network India member King Stubb & Kasiva.
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How to Determine if a Worker is an Employee or Independent Contractor? Department of Labor Issues Final Rule
January 9, 2024
On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its much-anticipated final rule, revising the DOL’s guidance on how to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
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2024 Minimum Wage Update
January 3, 2024
Many states and municipalities are increasing their minimum wage for 2024. Here is a list.
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