labor-employment

EEOC Outlines Its Proposed Enforcement Priorities

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a draft of proposed enforcement priorities for the years 2023 through 2027. Law firm Gibson Dunne has […]

The Many Faces Of HR Risk And The Policies That Insure Them

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Human Resources departments are inherently fraught with risk. They handle sensitive information, like social security numbers. They sometimes need to deliver the kind of […]

EEOC Will Aggressively Target AI-Based Employment Decisions

Every year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission publishes a draft strategic enforcement plan in the Federal Register. In 2023 it intends to increase enforcement […]

Two New Laws Expand Protection For Pregnant And Nursing Employees

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Two new laws, part of the fiscal 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill, have the goal of “putting an end to the inconsistent patchwork of case […]

Can Employers Say “Nope” To Rehiring An Injured Worker?

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An employer may not want to bring an injured worker back on the payroll for any number of reasons. Among them: suspected substance abuse, […]

FTC Proposal Would Ban Nearly All Non-Competes

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It’s a dramatic development, says a post from law firm Fisher Phillips, and if finalized in its current form “would drastically change the way […]

Predictions For The 2023 Casualty Insurance Market

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Rates will continue to increase but more slowly, according to a casualty specialist from insurance brokerage Woodruff Sawyer, as the first of his five […]

“Pyrrhic” Victory For DOJ In Aerospace Labor-Poaching Case

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In a case involving a high-level no-poach agreement in the aerospace industry, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division beat back the defendant companies’ attempt […]

Avoid Early Retirement Program Mistakes

Implementing a voluntary early retirement incentive program requires caution, according to attorneys John L. Litchfield and Belinda S. Morgan of Foley and Lardner. You […]

No-Poach Agreements Lose In the Eleventh Circuit

The DOJ, the FTC, and multiple class action suits filed by plaintiffs’ lawyers are challenging no-poach agreements. The argument is that agreements between employers […]