On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The order directs more than a dozen federal agencies to address a wide range of competition-related issues. One such issue is non-compete covenants with employees.
Archives for July 12, 2021
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that the firm is participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process, which is aimed at evaluating and boosting diversity and inclusion in law firm leadership positions.
Matthew Nieman authors “Marijuana Use Laws Budding in Virginia,” published by SHRM.
Courtney Malveaux, Cressinda (Chris) Schlag and Kelli Morgan Dreger discuss prospective regulatory changes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration anticipated to impact employers in the construction industry in “OSHA Actions Impact the Construction Industry,” published by EHS Today.
After the May passage of the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act), and June amendments, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance including the model general standard and model airborne infectious disease prevention plans relevant to specific industries on its dedicated website.
Touring a manufacturing facility where product demand exceeds labor supply, one can see owners who work long hours, alongside their workforce, to fill orders, trying a variety of ways to fill staff vacancies.
Jones Walker LLP proudly names New Orleans partner Richard Cortizas as the firm’s first Chief Diversity Officer to lead a dedicated team focused on the firm’s longstanding commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture.
Tiffany Raush, a partner on the Construction Industry Team in the Houston office, served as a panelist for the American Bar Association’s webinar “Challenges and Opportunities Women Face within the Legal Profession:
Executive Summary: On June 15, 2021, the Southern District of Florida granted summary judgment in favor of employer Barrier Technologies, LLC (“Barrier Technologies” or the “employer”), a manufacturer of radiation protection products, on former employee Tracey Graham’s (“Graham” or the “employee”) claim of retaliation under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”), Division E of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).
Executive Summary: As noted by John Edler Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye (a memoir detailing his life with Asperger syndrome and savant abilities), “neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences like autism and [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”)] are the result of normal, natural variation in human genome” and are “not the result of disease or injury.”
On July 9, 2021, the PBGC issued its interim final rule (the “Rule”) on the process for eligible troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans (“MEPPs”) to apply for and obtain Special Financial Assistance (“SFA”) under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). The Rule was posted on PBGC’s website and became
President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy includes a directive to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “curtail the unfair use of non-compete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may unfairly limit worker mobility” as a means to increase mobility of employees seeking higher wages.
Guidelines to help HR managers think through the decision.
It will help you retain in-demand workers and protect you from legal risk.
Global health care services and products company Cardinal Health will pay $1.45 million to resolve a racial harassment and retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Cardinal Health, along with with California-based staffing agency AppleOne, will also implement sweeping injunctive relief as part of the settlement.