Employment Law

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    State, local laws to drive employer compliance trends in 2023

    Pay transparency, employee privacy and paid leave laws are on the minds of employers this year, attorneys say.

    By Katie Clarey • Feb. 2, 2023
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    Biden admin moves to undo moral opt-out to ACA contraceptive mandate

    The rule also would create an option allowing people enrolled in health coverage or plans provided by “objecting entities” to obtain contraceptive coverage.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Jan. 30, 2023
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    YouTube’s in-office mandate is ploy to squash unions, workers claim

    An NLRB complaint filed Jan. 24 alleges that Alphabet’s return-to-work mandate is a “response to the union effort.”

    By Caroline Colvin • Jan. 27, 2023
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    5 trends that will shape HR in 2023

    The attention paid to people issues has placed HR leadership in the C-suite’s spotlight, but the next task is keeping the momentum going.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 26, 2023
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    ‘Take a deep breath’ in response to FTC noncompete ban, attorneys say

    Despite the hurdles the proposed rule faces, employers still may need to pay attention to how it interacts with state and local laws.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 18, 2023
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    EEOC enforcement plan targets systemic racism, AI

    Subject matter priorities EEOC identified include eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring, as well as protecting vulnerable workers and persons from underserved communities from employment discrimination.

    By Emilie Shumway • Jan. 17, 2023
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    How software can help businesses bring immigration work in-house

    The Formally technology platform walks legal teams through the steps necessary to hire and retain immigrant employees in the U.S.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Protecting privilege when conducting a pay audit

    As companies analyze the compensation they offer employees and applicants in response to pay transparency laws, it’s important to make it a legal, rather than a business, review.

    By Lisa Burden • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Some California tech firms post wide pay ranges in wake of new law

    Just shy of 50% of California tech companies are in compliance with the new salary range law, according to a new tracker.

    By Ginger Christ • Jan. 12, 2023
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    Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What HR needs to know

    Pregnancy accommodations will be mandatory in June, but regulations could be a year away.

    By Caroline Colvin • Jan. 10, 2023
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    P.F. Chang’s alleges UKG lost, destroyed employee data

    The restaurant chain's lawsuit alleges that it first discovered some of its data had not successfully transferred from UltiPro in December 2021.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 10, 2023
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    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2023

    Legal chiefs will be expected to do more with less even while operational costs rise and compliance risks grow.

    By Robert Freedman and Lyle Moran • Jan. 6, 2023
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    FTC begins crackdown on noncompetes

    Three companies and two individuals were cited the same week the agency announced plans to ban such agreements entirely.

    By Kathryn Moody • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Social media can funnel candidates into the hiring process — but not replace it

    Employers can use social media to tell prospective candidates a story, sources said, but must beware of potential pitfalls.

    By Jen A. Miller • Jan. 5, 2023
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    Non-competes would be illegal under FTC’s proposed rule

    If finalized as written, both new and existing non-competes, along with some non-disclosure agreements, would be banned as unfair practices that harm competition. 

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Employers’ unused PTO problem may be getting even worse

    As far as employees’ lack of willingness to take time off, the pandemic may have only highlighted a pre-existing problem.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 3, 2023
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    Promising confidentiality in your internal investigations isn’t realistic

    When it comes to harassment and other employment-related matters that need to be examined, you can’t say the findings won’t get disclosed to other parties, specialists say.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    What does AI without bias look like?

    While some hiring managers and HR experts unequivocally see artificial intelligence as the future, other labor experts have reservations.

    By Caroline Colvin • Dec. 8, 2022
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    How employers can combat antisemitism

    This may be the moment to make a statement if a company never has before, said Duane Morris partner Jonathan Segal.

    By Kathryn Moody • Dec. 6, 2022
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    Behind the snark, counsel for laid-off Twitter staff promises Musk a rough ride

    A clause saying ex-employees aren’t third-party beneficiaries of the merger agreement won’t hold up if challenged in court, attorney Akiva Cohen says.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    NYC could limit ranges under pay transparency law

    At least one city council member wants to stop employers from publicizing maximum pay that’s double the minimum, according to a news report.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Tech surveillance can stave off insider threats, but employers need guardrails

    In some cases, electronic surveillance practices could infringe on worker rights covered under the National Labor Relations Act.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Circle K to pay EEOC $8M over pregnancy, disability bias charges

    The subsidiary of the second-largest U.S. convenience store operator will pay one of the highest dollar amounts recouped by the EEOC in 2022.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 30, 2022
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    EEOC: Recruiter’s sex discrimination, retaliation charge ends in $90K settlement

    The recruiter alleged she was fired shortly after complaining to HR that her boss cursed at and ridiculed her but did not treat male employees similarly.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Tackling labor and employment issues with a structured team solution

    For legal departments experiencing or trying to head off attrition, implementing a structured team approach is invaluable.

    By Charlie Sandel • Nov. 28, 2022