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► NLRB Places NDAs in its Crosshairs

March 22, 2023

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a broadside attack on precedent, confidentiality, and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements signed by rank-and-file employees. The far-reaching decision calls into question the enforceability of standard severance ...

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► EEOC Holds Hearing on Artificial Intelligence

March 17, 2023

On January 31, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a hearing on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment, entitled “Navigating Employment Discrimination in AI and Automated Systems: A New Civil Rights Frontier.” The hearing was part of the ...

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► 401(k) Matching for Student Loan Payments Finally Arrives

March 15, 2023

In this economic environment, employers are doing almost anything to attract and retain a quality workforce. Improving the suite of employee benefit offerings, sometimes without incurring major new expenditures, is top of mind for many. Enter SECURE 2.0, which includes a long-awaited 401(k) ...

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► Protecting Frontline Workers Against Workplace Violence

March 13, 2023

While the stress of the holiday season has passed, many frontline workers still face challenging situations during each shift—and it’s getting worse. A  recent survey found that 70% of frontline workers think customers have become more hostile, with more than half (59%) ...

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► Making Employee's Intention to Quit Effective Immediately

March 10, 2023

An employment relationship may be ended in a variety of ways with different legal conse-quences, so it’s important to accurately determine the method by which it’s terminated. An involuntary termination (i.e., the employee is fired) occurs when the employer decides to end the ...

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► My Former Employee Is Sharing Confidential Information - Help!

March 7, 2023

As an employer, one of your worst fears may be that a disgruntled or entrepreneurial former employee may try to share your internal operations, documents, or trade secrets. What you can do to protect your business in these situations may not always be clear. This article is meant to help you ...

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► New Law Offers More Protections to Pregnant Workers

February 24, 2023

As part of the comprehensive Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 , President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) . The Act, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, aims to provide additional protections to pregnant workers beyond those ...

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► Employee Tracking Technologies May Violate Labor Laws

February 22, 2023

There are countless workplace technologies available to companies that enable them to track employees for various purposes. For example, many employers have GPS devices on company vehicles so they can track how efficiently deliveries are being made. But does the use of such technology violate ...

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► 2022 PUMP Act Expands Lactation Protections

February 15, 2023

Any person who has nursed an infant knows the time and energy that goes into breastfeeding. Working and nursing mothers need workplace accommodations to allow time, space, and grace to express milk during the workday. The federal government addresses that need in a new law. President Joe Biden ...

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► Love Is in the Air: Workplace Romance in 2023

February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means big bucks for the chocolate and flower industry, impossible-to-find restaurant reservations, an uptick in marriage proposals, and … potential workplace sexual harassment allegations? That’s the fear of HR departments ...

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