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Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both... more +
Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both employees and employers and is an important part of effective human resource management. A proper handbook contains detailed information on non-disclosure and conflict of interest obligations, work schedules, employee compensation and benefits, anti-discrimination policies, and codes of conduct to name a few. less -
Frantz Ward LLP

Not-So-Friendly Reminders from the NLRB to Review Your Severance Agreements and Employee Handbooks

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Recent decisions and settlements from the National Labor Relations Board should serve as a not-so-friendly reminder to ensure that your severance agreements and employee handbooks do not run afoul of the National Labor...more

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NLRB’s Non-Compete Power Grab – Can Employers Avoid NLRB’s Oversight?

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An administrative law judge (“ALJ”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) in J.O. Mory, Inc. recently required an employer to rescind certain restrictive covenants in its employment agreements. The decision is yet...more

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Louisiana Amends LWPA to Address Commissions, Incentive Payment Plans, and Bonuses to Give Greater Flexibility to Employers

Governor Jeff Landry recently signed into law Act No. 556, which updates the Louisiana Wage Payment Act (LWPA) to address commissions and plans for incentive payments and bonuses. The new law becomes effective on August 1,...more

CDF Labor Law LLP

[Webinar] What Has Been Happening at the NLRB and with Unions in 2024? - July 24th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

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Join CDF attorneys Mark S. Spring and Tashayla Billington for a one-hour in-depth review of the recent developments in traditional labor law. If you manage a union or non-union workforce in California, you won’t want to miss...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Caution - Employers Merge Ahead: Massachusetts Holding Endorses Potential Liability for “Joint Employers”

The Massachusetts appellate court decision in Tran v. Jennings Road Management, Corp., et al, gave the green light to an employee to pursue class action claims against her direct employer as well as a separate management...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

California employers, do you have a workplace violence prevention plan?

Enforcement season begins July 1, 2024. Employers in California must have a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan in place by July 1, 2024 (except for limited and narrow exceptions found in Labor Code section 6401.9(b)(2)). In...more

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Washington State Bans Captive Audience Meetings

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Washington state employers are now banned from holding “captive audience” meetings. So-called captive audience meetings are mandatory meetings held by employers during work hours to address activities protected by Section 7...more

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Employee Handbooks Remain Under Board Attack

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During the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) stringently reviewed employee handbooks of nonunionized employers to determine whether particular policies infringed on employees’ rights...more

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Legislative Updates From Singapore: Paternity Leave, Infant Care, and Discrimination

Singapore recently made three new changes in employment practices that stand to impose higher standards on employers. These three major legislative updates may have implications for employer handbooks and policies. ...more

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New York State Set To Expand Lactation Break Law

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Effective June 19, 2024, New York State’s lactation break law will expand to require that employers offer thirty minutes of paid break time for an employee to express breastmilk for a nursing child, whenever the employee has...more

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New York Employers: New York Has Become the First State to Mandate Paid Prenatal Leave, Among Other Major Updates

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On April 20, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law New York State’s Budget for fiscal year 2025. The new Budget includes a few key bills impacting New York employers and employees alike, as stated in depth...more

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Ep. 14 - Implementing AI and Mitigating Compliance Risks – Part I

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At the Health Care Compliance Association’s recent Annual Compliance Institute in Nashville, artificial intelligence (AI) dominated the conversation. A common theme: how does the compliance officer keep pace with this...more

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FTC’s Final Rule on Non-Competes May Not be the Final Word

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In a controversial move, on April 24, 2024 the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that beginning September 4, 2024, it will enforce its Final Rule banning most non-compete agreements that seek to limit a worker’s...more

Conn Maciel Carey LLP

[Webinar] New Employee Handbook Laws: Tips for Compliance - June 26th, 1:00 pm EST

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As we near the end of the Biden Administration’s first term, the NLRB has continued to be very active in issuing decisions that align with the Administration’s philosophy. These decisions are wide-ranging and include...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

NYC Permits Private Right of Action for Earned Safe and Sick Time Violations

Effective as of March 20, 2024, New York City law permits “any person” to initiate a private right of action for violations of the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”). The new law amends Section 20-924 of the New York...more

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De-Escalate the Drama

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We live in a culture of escalation, drowning in drama, even in our workspace. Reality TV, social media, and other media platforms all scream at your employees that they need to be outraged, loud, and over the top just to be...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Spring Cleaning: Is Your “Employment House” in Order?

Spring is here (for most of us we hope) with warmer weather, fresh flowers, yard work and outdoor activities. Now is also a good time to ensure your “employment house” is in order. Here are some items for your employment...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Enacted New York State Budget Includes First-in-Nation Statewide Paid Prenatal Leave (But Other Proposals are Left on the Table)

On April 20, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law New York State’s Budget for fiscal year 2025. The enacted Budget includes appropriation bills and other legislation required to carry out the budget for the...more

DirectEmployers Association

OFCCP Week in Review Special Edition | DEAMcon24 Day Two Recap

The following is Part 2 of a 3-Part series reporting on the 26 presentations at the DirectEmployers (“DE”) Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAMcon24) of Members and the public. DE published the first installment on Monday, April...more

Porter Hedges LLP

Human Resources Compliance Audits (Part 2) UPDATED April 23 2024

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This post is the second installment discussing best practices for conducting a Human Resources compliance audit. The first installment of the series provided an overview of the compliance audit process and practical advice at...more

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Top 10 Employment Compliance Pitfalls for Emerging Companies

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Whether you are a founder or a manager, growing a company from scratch is an exciting process. For most companies, this process will involve the hiring and management of employees at a rapid pace....more

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10th Circuit Scrutinizes DEI Training Program

Can an employer’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program create liability for the discriminatory harassment of white employees? The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to employers in Wyoming,...more

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Summary of the EEOC’s Final Regulations Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) became effective on June 27, 2023. On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its proposed regulations on the PWFA. After receiving over 100,000...more

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Employers May Face More Liability for Unlawful Work Rules Under NLRB General Counsel’s New Memo: Key Points and What You Can Do to...

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Employers should review their handbooks and workplace conduct policies in light of a new development that could greatly expand the penalties for unfair labor practice charges. The NLRB’s General Counsel just issued a memo on...more

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Key Updates for Employers in New York State: What Made the Budget and What Got Cut?

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Employers should get ready to comply with key workplace changes since New York lawmakers just finalized the state budget. The 2024-2025 budget – which was approved on April 20 – ushers in three significant updates impacting...more

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