Human Resources (HR) Compliance

FTC Issues Anticipated Rule Barring Non-Compete Agreements

On Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule largely banning non-compete agreements for employees. The rule is intended to go into effect in around four months but will likely be the subject of multiple legal challenges.  

The rule is short in its nature. 

It defines

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), in force since June 27, 2023, requires employers with 15 or more employees to accommodate pregnancy-related limitations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a 408-page final rule on April 15, 2024, implementing the PWFA, effective from June 18, 2024.

This post will recap some of the key

Employers often struggle with what to do when employees fail to report their time accurately. A recent decision by the Second Circuit illustrates how costly it can be for employers who don’t address the issue properly.  

In Perry et al. v. City of New York, the Second Circuit upheld a significant jury verdict in

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a 3-2 decision, Stericycle, Inc., that adopted a new legal standard for evaluating employers’ workplace policies and rules. Under the new standard, an employer’s workplace policy may violate employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) if its policies have a “reasonable

As employers explore new ways to store and process biometric employee information, a new decision by the Illinois Supreme Court should cause them to exercise extreme caution when doing so. 

The case, Cothron v. White Castle, relates to a federal class action law suit raising issues under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).

In a move with profound implications for workplaces, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on Thursday, January 5, 2023, issued a sweeping proposal that would ban all non-compete agreements between employers and employees.  While the timing was a bit of a surprise, the move had been telegraphed since mid-2020 when President Biden issued an executive order

There have been many legal changes to the legal landscape over the course of the pandemic and those working in the public sector have had to pivot and redefine operations at a record pace.

As we all continue to approach a return to normal, we invite you to join Shipman lawyers for an informative presentation

Over the last two weeks or so, several federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions prohibiting the U.S. government from going forward with mandatory vaccination (or vax and test) rules that have been implemented.

First, it was the Fifth Circuit that stayed the OSHA “Vax or Test” ETS. That case and others around the country have

As 2021 begins to wind down, employers need to be ready when changes to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act become effective on January 1, 2022.  Whether you are an employer that is already experienced in addressing matters under the existing state or federal family and medical leave laws or are an employer who

Over the past year, we have all experienced many employment law changes related to COVID-19 and vaccines, workplace accommodations, FMLA, recreational marijuana, legislative updates and more. We invite you to tune in as we recap the hottest workplace topics of 2021 and provide a 2022 roadmap for what employers can expect in the coming year.