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by Tammy Binford

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Recently, in the first of a series of articles focusing on companies’ online employment recruitment practices, we wrote about a company’s need to consider what states require an employer to include (or prohibit an...

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

The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) became law in June 2023. The Act requires a covered employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) to a qualified employee or applicant who has known limitations related...

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

In the closing minutes of the 2024 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a 2,800-page bill that included several significant changes to the Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) law. The law made...

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

On May 17, 2024, the Colorado Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 24-205 to protect employees and consumers by prohibiting developers of high-risk artificial intelligence (AI) systems from engaging in “algorithmic...

Jul 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mountain West · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Mexico · Utah · Wyoming

Every July 1, after the Virginia Legislature has carefully debated thousands of bills, the bills that survive the scrutiny of both chambers and the governor go into effect. As this process plays out, employers need to be...

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

In April, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a sweeping ban on noncompete and conflict-of-interest provisions for certain veterinary and healthcare professionals. For veterinary professionals, the law took effect on June...

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

Q What is considered compensable time during the onboarding process under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—for example, time completing paperwork before the start date as well as time reviewing policies and procedures...

Jul 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mountain West · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Mexico · Utah · Wyoming

Barring a successful legal challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) ban on noncompetes, almost all noncompetes will be unenforceable beginning September 4, 2024. As such, employers are concerned about the...

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

On April 29, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-anticipated final guidance on workplace harassment and provided specific examples of behavior that constitutes unlawful harassment...

Jul 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mountain West · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Mexico · Utah · Wyoming

Does your organization need a Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) policy? In a word, no. What, too short? Okay, okay; here’s why your organization doesn’t need a PWFA-specific policy. It’s not required Employers have to...

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

Q What’s considered compensable time during the onboarding process under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—for example, time completing paperwork before the start date, as well as time reviewing policies and procedures...

Jul 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Great Lakes · Illinois · Indiana · Michigan · Ohio · Wisconsin

As remote work arrangements proliferate, it’s crucial for employers to remain compliant with legal obligations, including those outlined in federal and state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) acts...

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

In a recent decision, the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the denial of a woman’s workers’ compensation claim for a COVID-19 infection. Nurse contracts COVID-19 Christine Thiele contracted COVID-19 in April 2020 while...

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

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that raises the minimum salary threshold of the standard exemption from the minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor...

Jul 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Midsouth · Kentucky · North Carolina · South Carolina · Tennessee · West Virginia

Q Must we keep an employee if they provide two weeks’ notice, or are we able to end their employment early? Like many payroll questions, this may depend a bit on your state law. In general, with employment at will you...

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