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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #5 The Continuing Impact Of Arbitration

January 20, 2022

Via: LexBlog

As employers clawed for cover from the increasing weight of workplace class action litigation in recent years, workplace arbitration has continued to gain traction, aided by the U.S. Supreme Court’s transformative ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Private Employer Vaccine Mandate

January 19, 2022

Via: LexBlog

the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a hospital – or any other private employer – may impose an absolute vaccination requirement and fire any employee who fails to comply. The case involved medical centers that notified all employees that they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate For Large Businesses

January 18, 2022

Via: Lawyer Monthly

Biden voiced his disappointment with the conservative-majority court’s Thursday decision to halt the rule requiring vaccines or weekly coronavirus tests for staff at businesses with 100 or more employees. The President said it is now up to states and employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Small Change in Colorado Law Could Have Large Effect: Criminalizing Restrictive Covenants

January 13, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Colorado statutory law has traditionally limited enforcement of restrictive covenants. C.R.S. § 8-2-113, entitled “Unlawful to intimidate worker – agreement not to compete,” provides that all contractual restrictions on a person’s post-employment competitive activity are “void” unless they fit into […]


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Should Vaccine-Resistant Workers Who Leave Their Jobs Receive Unemployment?

January 13, 2022

Via: FindLaw

If an employee is fired for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, in most cases they do not qualify for state unemployment compensation. Employers have broad latitude in setting work requirements for employees, and mandating vaccination is one of them. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Can a Company Be Required to Have a Diverse Board of Directors?

January 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

Many state lawmakers have focused on improving workplace gender and racial equity in recent years, which has prompted legislation that encourages or requires diversity on corporate boards. But can a state’s efforts to promote diversity infringe on constitutional rights? Several […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New NY Law Restricts Flame Retardants, Introduces Reporting Requirements

January 12, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On December 31, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law that imposes obligations on manufactures of consumer “electronic displays,” upholstered furniture, and mattresses. Beginning January 2024, any new products listed below will be prohibited for sale in […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Labor Market Flexibility Definition

January 10, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Labor Market Flexibility? Labor market flexibility is an important aspect of the labor market. It allows companies to make certain decisions about changing their labor force in response to fluctuations in the market and to help boost production. […]


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NLRB May Institute New Standard for Work Rules

January 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Jan. 6 that it may replace a standard that made it easier to defend workplace policies. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets. Standard Under Consideration The […]


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Volkswagen Not Deemed Joint Employer of Car Dealership Workers

January 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

Three sales professionals at car dealerships in California could not bring wage and hour claims against Volkswagen under California law, a federal appeals court ruled. Wage and hour claims may only be brought against an employer, and the workers failed […]