Biden Calls for Nationwide Paid Family and Medical Leave

At a Feb. 2 press conference marking the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), President Joe Biden called for extended support for time-off benefits and announced he had... Read more »

New Law Rewarding Whistleblowers May Mean New Risks for Employers

​Employers may face higher risks from lawsuits by whistleblowers in the future. As part of last year’s omnibus spending bill, Congress passed the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act, which increases rewards whistleblowers... Read more »

The Noncompete Proposal: Right Idea, Wrong Vehicle

​The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new regulation that would effectively ban noncompete agreements between employees and employers in all 50 states. As a former employment law attorney who drafted,... Read more »

Biden’s Firing of Former NLRB General Counsel Upheld

​President Joe Biden had the authority to remove former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb on Inauguration Day because the president may remove the general counsel at any time... Read more »

Three Additional Amazon Warehouses Cited for Safety Hazards

​The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) levied penalties on Amazon on Feb. 1 for safety violations at warehouses in Aurora, Colo.; Nampa, Idaho; and Castleton, N.Y. Two weeks ago, the... Read more »

New Guidance on Accommodating Workers with Hearing Disabilities

​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered employers new guidance on how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees who have hearing disabilities. The EEOC’s new resource... Read more »

How to Respond to Drinking on the Job

​When an employer suspects a worker has been drinking on the job or is intoxicated at work, it should respond to ensure the safety of the employee, their co-workers and customers. That... Read more »

Can US Employers Recover Damages from Former Employees for ‘Time Theft’?

​The case of a Canadian company that recovered damages in court from a former employee accused of “time theft” raises the question of whether U.S. employers can similarly use electronic monitoring to... Read more »

Employer that Failed to Pay Arbitration Fees on Time Could Not Compel Arbitration

​Takeaway: Under a 2019 amendment to the California Arbitration Act, an employer’s failure to pay arbitration fees within 30 days of their due date put it in material breach of its arbitration agreement... Read more »

Amazon Faces Citations for Safety Violations at Three Locations

​Working conditions are unsafe for workers at three Amazon warehouses, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency sent citations to the giant e-commerce corporation on Jan. 17,... Read more »
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