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by Tammy Binford

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Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to automatic systems that use data to make decisions, predictions, or recommendations. AI provides great opportunities to improve many aspects of our lives—how we work, learn, and live...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

Earlier this summer, we alerted you to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approval of a final rule implementing a nationwide ban on noncompete clauses in new employment agreements (see “FTC announces nationwide ban on...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Midwest · Arkansas · Kansas · Missouri · Oklahoma

Q A former employee who was fired has requested a copy of her personnel file. What documents would she be entitled to receive? What an ex-employee can access in their file varies by state. In Iowa, people who are no...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Upper Midwest · Iowa · Minnesota · Nebraska · North Dakota · South Dakota

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts a workplace inspection, the agency’s long-standing rule (known as “the walk-around rule”) has been that employees can designate a representative to...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

On July 3, 2024, a judge in the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary court order that temporarily blocks the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from implementing its noncompete ban but only for the specific...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

The Phoenix District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which covers Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and part of New Mexico, recently obtained two substantial settlements in lawsuits the...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · West · Alaska · Arizona · Hawaii · Nevada · Oregon · Washington

On June 28, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decisions in Loper Bright Enters v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, two combined cases involving fishing vessel operators challenging federal...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mid-Atlantic · Delaware · Maryland · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Virginia

The Iowa Supreme Court filed its opinion in Tracy White v. State of Iowa and Iowa Department of Human Services on April 12, 2024. This case related to the issues of hostile work environments as raised under the Iowa...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Upper Midwest · Iowa · Minnesota · Nebraska · North Dakota · South Dakota

While most of the country has been under a record-breaking heat wave, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to advance its proposed standard for heat injury and illness prevention, giving...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

One of the hardest things for employers is being accused of wrongdoing and, rather than reacting defensively, flipping it to their advantage. For an example of how to do so, let’s look to the University of Houston (UH)...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Texas

A mostly unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) request for preliminary injunctive relief while unfair labor practice charges are pending is to be evaluated by the same...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release indicating that its Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations would be published in the Code of Federal Regulations...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Upper Midwest · Iowa · Minnesota · Nebraska · North Dakota · South Dakota

Employers are looking to save time and money and are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to make employment practices more efficient. In early 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance to help...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mid-Atlantic · Delaware · Maryland · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Virginia

Conventional wisdom says firing an employee is one of the more difficult decisions for managers and HR. Unconventional wisdom says to think differently. Read on. Thought No. 1: Fire sooner, not later When a new employee...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Texas