Puerto Rico’s Informal Care Public Policy Act (ICPPA) amends the Puerto Rico Working Hours and Days Act to establish new rights and protections for individuals duly certified as “informal caregivers.”
Archives for August 16, 2023
For the second year in a row, the manufacturing industry has fallen victim to more cyberattacks than any other major business sector.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new law on August 11, 2023, that will amend the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA) and mandate pay transparency in job postings for most Illinois employers.
General workplace rules are considered “presumptively unlawful” under the new NLRB standard if they could be interpreted to limit employee rights.
On August 7, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor filed emergency rules and proposed permanent rules to implement House Bill 2862 (Public Act 103-0437), which amended the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act.
A private class-action complaint claimed that the department store, Saks, and several luxury brands (including Louis Vuitton, Loro Piana, Prada, Brunello and Fendi) violated Federal Antitrust laws when they agreed that each of the luxury brand defendants would not hire or solicit to hire Saks’s employees within the six months after the employees left employment at Saks without written approval from Saks. Hayes v. Saks Incorporated, et al., USDC ED NY No. 1:20-cv-00833. The agreements were reached through negotiations between the department store and the luxury brands for the placement and sale of the luxury brands’ goods in Saks department stores.
The trial court granted defendants’ Motions to Dismiss and concluded that the complaint failed to allege an unreasonable restraint of trade and that any alleged restraint was ancillary to a legitimate collaborative business purpose.
The plaintiffs appealed the dismissal on several grounds. California and 20 other states filed an Amicus Curiae brief supporting plaintiffs’ appeal asserting that each state “has a keen interest in preventing such anticompetitive harms to labor markets and to workers….” Further, California and the other states asserted that the trial court’s refusal to recognize that the no-hire agreements were per se illegal which threatened each state’s ability to protect their own labor markets from unfair trade practices. California and its ally states asserted that the no-hire agreements constituted illegal anti-competitive no-poach agreements with the effect of depressing wages, benefit packages and limiting employee mobility. The Department of Justice, too, filed an Amicus Curiae brief supporting the workers.
While the legal issues on appeal remain under review, all employers should be aware that California, the Department of Justice and many other states continue to bring, monitor and police antitrust claims based on no-poach agreements and, typically side with employees making such claims. Before your company enters into an agreement with any other business restricting employees’ mobility of employment, consult with the author of this blog or your favorite CDF attorney to limit or eliminate potential antitrust exposure.
Every year around 200,000 service members leave active duty to re-enter the civilian work force or pursue higher education. The SkillBridge internship program grants military members the opportunity to gain valuable civilian work experience to help them build successful careers once they leave the military by matching civilian opportunities
Oregon Governor Tina Kotek recently signed into law a bill that will extend civil rights, discrimination, and harassment workplace protections to participants in registered apprenticeship programs and certain private-sector on-the-job training programs.1 The law takes effect January 1, 2024.
On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which may be used now but must be used for all new hires and rehires starting November 1, 2023. The new form is a major change from
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“Micromanagement” came in as the No. 1 biggest red flag in the workplace, with 46% of respondents saying it’s a reason they would leave a job.