Will Court Block Non-Comp…

Will Court Block Non-Compete Ban?

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a broad, controversial rule that seeks to prevent for-profit employers from entering and enforcing non-compete agreements with their employees and independent contractors. The rule is se… Read More
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A Tigers Curveball

A Tigers Curveball

“Put it in writing.” This is common advice in the human resources and employment law arena. Documentation plays a critical role in substantiating and, if necessary, defending employee discipline and terminations. If the written record, however, c… Read More
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In Due Time

In Due Time

On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued its long-awaited final rule implementing the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). It is scheduled to become effective on June 18, 2024. The PWFA requires covered employers with 15 or more employees to… Read More
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DOL's Rule on Overtime Eligibility

The Department of Labor also issued a rule last week that impacts overtime eligibility. Dirk Beamer breaks down the coming changes. Read More
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FTC’s Ban on Non-Compet…

FTC’s Ban on Non-Competes

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission published its long-anticipated, final rule seeking to ban non-compete agreements in the United States. The FTC claims non-competes violate Section 5 of the FTC Act, which makes “unfair methods of competition… Read More
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FTC's Ban on Non-Competes

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission published its long-anticipated, final rule seeking to ban non-compete agreements in the U.S. Dirk Beamer reviews what you need to know. Read More
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Take a Breath

Take a Breath

With the rapid spread of legalized marijuana throughout the United States, employers have struggled with testing tools (e.g., urine and hair samples) dependent on metabolized CBD, which yield positive results many days or even months after the tested… Read More
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Age Is Only a Number

Age Is Only a Number

Last October, pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company settled a federal age discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The lawsuit alleged that sales representative applicants over 40 were denied position… Read More
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Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

Your neighbor kid mows your lawn. A guy from church fixes your broken slider door. Can you pay them cash? Probably. How about your full-time nanny? Probably not. Drawing the line between independent contractors (who receive IRS Form 1099 and pay thei… Read More
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Employee Mental Health: P…

Employee Mental Health: Part II

Last month, we addressed strategies for promoting employee mental health. (Get caught up on Part I here.) In this edition, we examine the possibility of amorphous mental health concerns being used to abuse workplace policies. Savvy employers know to… Read More
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