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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Independent Contractor Misclassification Cases Proliferate: January 2023 IC Legal News Update

February 7, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Case developments last month involved independent contractor misclassification lawsuits in the Southwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic states. While more IC misclassification lawsuits have been brought in California than any other state, a quick search of our 250-plus posts published since we […]


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Illinois legislature passes Paid Leave for All Workers Act

February 3, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 10, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed SB 208, also known as the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, a bill that provides paid leave to virtually all Illinois employees. Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Acknowledgment of Salary Plan Constitutes Understanding of Fluctuating Workweek Pay

February 3, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Many employers faced with large potential overtime costs elect to implement the fluctuating workweek pay plan for non-exempt workers. Under Department of Labor regulations, employers can pay a guaranteed salary for all hours worked by the employee. Instead of paying […]


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The proposed FTC rule to ban non-compete clauses: What California employers need to know

February 2, 2023

Via: JD Supra

As if California statutory and case law limiting non-competition clauses was not complicated enough, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now has entered the fray. Based on the current proposed FTC rules, the law in California on restrictions of non-competes may […]


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Pay Equity in Washington: Pay Transparency Comes to The Evergreen State

February 2, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On January 1, 2023, Washington joined the growing list of states requiring pay transparency in job postings. Amendments (the “Amendments”) to the Washington State Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (the “EPOA”) require covered employers to disclose pay range, benefits, and […]


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How To Be “Smart” About Using Artificial Intelligence In The Workplace

February 1, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly revolutionizing the workplace. More and more employers are relying on algorithms or automated tools to determine who gets interviewed, hired, promoted, compensated, disciplined, or terminated. If adequately designed and applied, AI can help employees find […]


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BAG decision on the obligation of German employers to record working hours

January 31, 2023

Via: LexBlog

At the end of 2022, the German Federal Labor Court (BAG) published a decision stating that employers are obliged to introduce a system for recording the total working hours of their employees (BAG, 1 ABR 22/21). Up to now, the […]


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Are 4-Day Work Weeks Right 4 Employers?

January 31, 2023

Via: LexBlog

In the midst of a national labor shortage, employers recruiting from a shrinking pool of potential employees are looking for ways to gain a competitive edge over other employers. What’s a better job perk than having every Friday off? Companies […]


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The Top 5 DEI Workplace Trends for 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Much has changed within the workplace over the last several years as companies have become increasingly dispersed, more dependent on ever-changing technology, and are adapting to new, dynamic work environments. Because of this, we will continue to see more trends […]


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Privacy Tip #355 – Avoid Employment Offer Scams

January 26, 2023

Via: LexBlog

In response to a rash of employment offer scams, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a scam alert intended to educate job seekers so they can avoid being victimized. Not only are individuals subject to these scams, but legitimate […]


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National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers

January 26, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of increased employee mental health concerns and mass shootings across the country, employers looking to create or enhance a workplace violence program can look to the National Safety Council (NSC), which released a series of […]


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California Releases New Guidance on Pay Data Reporting: 4 Key Changes for Employers to Note

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

California employers with at least 100 employees are likely familiar with the pay data reporting requirements that were enacted in 2020. Recent amendments under SB 1162, however, make some significant changes for 2023. You may have noticed that SB 1162’s […]


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The First Circuit Takes a Deeper Look into Employee Exemption Decisions

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 11, 2023, the First Circuit (the federal Court of Appeals covering MA, RI, NH, ME and Puerto Rico) issued its decision in Walsh v. Unitil Service Corp., which scrutinized an employer’s evaluation of whether its employees qualified as […]


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Connecticut Proposes Legislation to Increase Salary Transparency in Job Postings

January 20, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Connecticut recently proposed legislation (Proposed H.B. No. 5243) that would “require employers to disclose salary ranges in all job postings.” In 2021, Connecticut was one of the first states to enact a pay transparency law requiring employers to disclose to […]


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Australia Passes Comprehensive Workplace Reform: 12 Key Updates Employers Should Note

January 20, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Employers in Australia are facing the most comprehensive workplace relations reform in more than a decade and will need to ensure they update their policies and practices to account for key changes. Australia’s Fair Work Act 2009 was a landmark […]


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Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

Via: JD Supra

1. Business Registration Requirements Employers must always evaluate whether hiring an employee in a given state means the employer is “conducting business” in that state. The answer to this query varies state-by-state but often depends on the employee’s role within […]


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The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions: Top 7 Wage and Hour Mistakes for Hospitality Employers to Avoid

January 19, 2023

Via: JD Supra

1. Donating the Proceeds of The Tip Jar While the concept is benevolent (hey, who doesn’t like donating to a noteworthy charity?), it’s risky to divert tips that are owed to employees to any source other than the employees themselves. […]


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Illinois Employers Subject to New Requirements in 2023

January 18, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Minimum Wage Increase An increase of the Illinois minimum wage took effect on January 1, 2023, raising the minimum wage to $13.00/hour within Illinois. Illinois has been on the path to a $15.00/hour minimum wage since 2019 when Governor J.B. […]


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Do I Really Have To Pay My Interns? What Business Owners Need to Know About Internships and Labor Laws

January 17, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

Internships are a great way for students to build new skills and gain experience. Although interns are often unpaid, internship programs are still subject to federal and state labor laws. Whether you are a new startup or a seasoned business […]


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California Labor Agency Posts FAQs Relating to New Pay Scale Posting Requirements

January 13, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Employers posting jobs to be filled in California must now include a pay range in the posting under new requirements that took effect at the beginning of 2023. Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in […]