OSHA Expands Enforcement Against Serious Safety Violators

​Employers with severe workplace safety hazards may soon face a greater number of citations—and penalties. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new enforcement guidance on Jan. 26 that expands... Read more »

Rule Proposes Removing Moral Exemption to Contraception Mandate

Under a new proposed rule, fewer employers would be able to decline to provide employees health care coverage for birth control. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the... Read more »

What to Include—and Not Include—in a Termination Letter

​Following an employee’s policy violations, misconduct or substandard performance, you may conclude it’s time to send the worker a termination letter. How that letter is worded might save you a legal headache.... Read more »

Michigan Court Maintains Status Quo Regarding Paid Medical Leave

​On Jan. 26, in the long-awaited opinion in Mothering Justice v. Attorney General, a three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in a 3–0 opinion that the Michigan Paid Medical... Read more »

Quiz: How Do Marijuana Laws Affect the Workplace?

Quiz: How Do Marijuana Laws Affect the Workplace? Read more »

Supreme Court Arbitration Case Will Affect Employers

​A consumer arbitration case before the U.S. Supreme Court will affect how cost efficient arbitration is for employers. The case involves whether an appeal of a district court’s denial of a motion... Read more »

Class-Action Lawsuits Against Employers Grow

​New research shows how much class-action lawsuits against employers have increased and the need for employers to take action to prevent legal missteps. The top 10 settlements in employment discrimination class actions... Read more »

Long COVID-19 Poses Compliance Risks for Employers

​As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the probability of employees developing long COVID-19 increases. Employers may face some compliance risks when that happens, particularly regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and... Read more »

New Jersey’s Expanded Mini-WARN Law to Take Effect Soon

​After a two-year delay, the amendment to the New Jersey Millville-Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act, the state’s mini-WARN law, will take effect on April 10. The amendment expands the coverage... Read more »

Kentucky Proposal Embraces Broader Standard for Determining Who Is an Employer

​More businesses in Kentucky may be considered joint employers if a proposed change that appears to broaden the test for an employment relationship is finalized. In recent years, courts and administrative agencies... Read more »
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