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by Tammy Binford

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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

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. When employees request an accommodation, employers are required to engage in...

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

On July 3, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary court order halting enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) final rule prohibiting noncompete agreements for...

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

Q We offer several free payroll options, including direct deposit and a payroll card that doesn’t charge a fee to withdraw wages. Our payroll vendor charges us $20 to mail checks. Can we pass that fee on to the employee...

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

Q We have an employee who was summoned for jury duty. Do we, as an employer, have to pay them for the days they’re missing work? Jury duty is an unavoidable but important part of our legal system. It is also time...

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

Ever hear the expression “loose lips sink ships”? It comes from WWII and was plastered on posters in port cities, warning that gabbing about the sailing times of vessels carrying materials and soldiers would endanger...

Aug 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Texas

In recent months, many employers have faced increased scrutiny of and challenges to their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including claims that the programs amount to “reverse discrimination.” In a...

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

A federal district court in Minnesota recently ruled the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) didn’t apply to an employee who lived outside Minnesota and previously traveled to the state occasionally for work, even though...

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

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning noncompete agreements for almost all employees of for-profit employers after concluding that noncompete agreements are unfair methods of...

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

Training. Training, training, training. We all appreciate the practical importance of training. It can certainly help eliminate pesky and undesirable workplace issues. Heck, it can even help create a desirable workplace...

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? Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 149, §52C outlines what constitutes a personnel file and...

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

On June 13, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-to-1 decision in Starbucks Corp. v. McKinney, which clarified the legal standard—and made it uniform nationwide—when federal courts are asked to grant a preliminary...

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