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New Jersey Bans NDAs And Certain Waivers Of Rights In Agreements With Employees
On March 18, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed new legislation (S121) that significantly impacts the scope of certain employment agreements and settlement agreements between employers and employees/former employees.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Time To Reconsider California Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions
California has long been known as a state that bans post-employment non-compete and customer non-solicitation agreements for its employees
United States
20 Feb 2019
NYC May Soon Require Employers To Provide Paid Vacation
New York City is at it again – continuing its quest to be the most employee-friendly jurisdiction in the country
United States
17 Jan 2019
Uber's Arbitration Agreements Break Down Drivers' Misclassification Suits
Employers considering requiring their employees sign arbitration agreements with class waivers just got a real-world example of the effectiveness of such agreements
United States
28 Sep 2018
Are Confidentiality Clauses About To Become A Relic In Sexual Harassment Cases?
With a few minor tweaks here and there, your company has probably relied on the same severance and employment-related settlement agreements for years.
United States
22 Aug 2018
Supreme Court Holds Public Unions May Not Charge Non-Members Fees.
The United States Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) makes clear that agency fee agreements ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
New Jersey Legislature Considering Bill Prohibiting Waiver Of Employees' Rights Under Discrimination Laws
The New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill with potentially far-reaching implications for employment contracts and agreements resolving discrimination, harassment or retaliation claims.
United States
7 Mar 2018
New Requirements For City Contractors And Subs Under Philadelphia's Whistleblower Law
This Executive Order took immediate effect when signed November 13.
United States
16 Nov 2017
NYC Proposes Ban On Non-Competes
New York City, which for years has been a trailblazer in employee-friendly workplace legislation, is at it again. Late last month, the NYC Council proposed a bill that would prohibit non-compete agreements...
United States
15 Aug 2017
Reminder For NYC Employers: Independent Contractor Law Takes Effect May 15
On May 15, a new law takes effect in New York City that will require written agreements between many, if not most, independent contractors and the entities that engage them.
United States
9 May 2017
Schrödinger's Coverage: When A Risk Is Covered And Not Covered By Insurance
When is a person an "employee" under one insurance policy but not an employee under another?
United States
20 Mar 2017
Illinois Bans Noncompetes For Low-Wage Employees
As of January 1, 2017, that would include any private sector employee in Illinois who is paid $13.00 per hour or less.
United States
17 Nov 2016
California's Employment Law Class Of 2017 (Part II): The Laws, Their Effects And Some Recommendations For Compliance
This bill amends the minimum wage in California and will eventually raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour.
United States
29 Oct 2016
Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look at some of the principal trends likely to be shaped by federal regulators.
United States
18 Aug 2016
Reminder To New Jersey Employers: Shortening The Law Against Discrimination's Statute Of Limitations Is Prohibited
Sergio Rodriguez, a non-native English speaker from Argentina, signed an employment application when applying for a job at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Stores.
United States
27 Jun 2016
New Immunity Given To Employees Who Disclose Employer Trade Secrets
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law, which takes effect immediately.
United States
19 May 2016
Love At Work: Romance Through Contract
As we prepare to celebrate our national day of love and embrace the spirit of St. Valentine that is descending everywhere, employment lawyers have one thing on their minds – Managing Workplace Romances!
United States
16 Feb 2016
Employers' Thanksgiving Plans Should Include Cyber Monday Prep: Are Your Computer Policies Up To Date?
Your computer-use and monitoring policies should be written in clear and explicit terms. Both employees and the managers responsible for enforcing the policies need to understand what is allowed and what is not.
United States
24 Nov 2015
SEC Enforcement Action Impacts HR Best Practices For Internal Investigations, Confidentiality Agreements & More
Employers should systematically revisit the confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-disparagement clauses in all their employment agreements and policies...
United States
14 May 2015
New 'Golden Rule' Removes The Peace From Employer Settlement Agreements
Under California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 ("Section 16600"), "every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void."
United States
14 Apr 2015
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