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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New York State Takes the Lead in Introducing Paid Prenatal Leave for Medical Appointments of Pregnant Employees

June 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Starting from January 1, 2025, employers will be obligated to offer 20 hours of paid prenatal personal leave within a 52-week calendar period to pregnant employees for healthcare services related to their pregnancy. The obligation to offer this leave is […]


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Legal Update: Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Gets Major Overhaul: Who’s Covered, What Qualifies, and More

June 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 21, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law beginning January 1, 2025. The new legislation expands the scope of employers covered by the law, increases the number of employees eligible for leave, and broadens […]


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AI-Empowered HR: Crafting Compliance in the Digital Age

June 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) guiding employers on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources activities. The FAB focuses on how the use of AI can cause […]


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Local and State Employment Law Update

June 7, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The latest round of labor and employment law updates includes several changes impacting employers in jurisdictions across the nation, summarized below. Colorado Effective February 1, 2026 On May 17, 2024, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 24-205 into law, which requires Colorado employers […]


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New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Publishes Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers

June 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 14, 2024 the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) published guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers. This guidance, which is not legally binding, aims to clarify the DCR’s position […]


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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act aka the EEOC’s New Baby

June 5, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the newest member of the family of federal anti-discrimination laws, is almost one year old! Instead of inviting employers over for cake and photo ops, after one year of accepting charges of discrimination under […]


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Workplace Law Update: 10 Essential Items on Your June To-Do List

June 3, 2024

Via: JD Supra

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law, especially since the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace. In order to ensure you stay on top of the latest changes and […]


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What Employers Need to Know About the FTC’s Ban of Non-Competition Agreements

May 31, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 7, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published its controversial final rule (the “Rule”) that once effective will ban employers from entering into new non-compete agreements across the country, retroactively void a significant number of existing non-compete agreements, […]


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New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies that Amendments to Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law Are Prospective

May 30, 2024

Via: LexBlog

In Maia v. IEW Construction Group, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided a critical issue in employer’s favor regarding the “look-back” periods and availability of liquidated damages under New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (WHL) and Wage Payment Law (WPL). […]


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DOL’s guidance on use of AI in hiring and employment

May 29, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On April 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on how employers should navigate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in hiring and employment practices. The DOL emphasized that eliminating humans from the processes entirely could result […]


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DOL Issues Guidance to Agency Staff on Employers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

May 21, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on the application of federal labor standards to employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems in the workplace. Bulletins provide […]


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New York Is First State to Offer Employees Paid Prenatal Personal Leave

May 15, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On April 19, 2024, Governor Hochul signed an amendment to New York Labor Law § 196-b (the statewide paid sick and safe leave law), making New York State the first state to require private employers to offer their employees a […]


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The FTC’s Noncompete Ban is Published…What Now?

May 10, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On April 24, 2024, Winstead’s Labor & Employment team reported that—after much anticipation— the FTC issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements nationwide. In our initial post, we noted that the final rule had yet to be published in the […]


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FTC Issues Rule Banning Employee Non-Compete Agreements

April 29, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 in favor of issuing a final rule that will essentially ban employers’ use of non-compete agreements in the workplace. Although the FTC’s non-compete rule isn’t scheduled to go into […]


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FTC Votes to Ban Noncompete Agreements

April 24, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) voted 3-2 to issue its final rule (“Final Rule”) banning employers from imposing noncompete clauses on their workers, approving the final rule in a special Open Commission Meeting. The FTC […]


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New Florida Law Blocks Certain Local Workplace Rules: Top 3 Things Employers Should Note

April 23, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Under a new Florida law, employers will need to turn to state and federal agencies – rather than local governments – for guidance on certain key workplace rules. Specifically, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 433 on April 11, which preempts […]


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Second Circuit Ruling Could “Impact” Discrimination Claims Brought by Remote Workers under NYS Human Rights Law

April 19, 2024

Via: National Law Review

In King v. Aramark Services, Inc., No. 22-1237 (March 20, 2024), a Second Circuit panel affirmed the dismissal of claims under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), concluding that under New York’s “impact test,” occasional remote work by […]


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Jersey employment law updates: recent changes and horizon scanning

April 17, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Jersey’s employment laws are constantly moving forward, and it can be demanding for employers and HR professionals looking to keep up with best practice. We’ve put together a guide to the recent changes to Jersey employment law and what’s in […]


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Keeping Up: Guidance on California’s New Pay Data Reporting for Employers

April 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

As most employers with employees working in California or assigned to a California location know, and as we reported in “Big Brother Just Got Bigger: Expanded Pay Data Reporting Expected to Hit the Golden State,” 2022 legislation obligated employers with […]


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Addressing Workplace Complaints: A Critical Step in Light of Whistleblower Incentives

April 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Prosecutors and regulators have recently offered significant financial rewards to whistleblowers to come forward in an effort to spur corporate enforcement. But whistleblowers aren’t made overnight – many times they are persuaded to act by the perception that management is […]