Background on the FTC’s Noncompete Ban

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to ban virtually all noncompete agreements on the basis that such agreements constitute

Continue Reading Challengers Take on FTC’s Nationwide Ban on Noncompete Agreements

Maryland and Washington, D.C., are the latest jurisdictions to enact pay transparency and wage history laws, joining other states such as California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and Washington that are

Continue Reading New Pay Transparency and Wage History Requirements in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

When Congress passes legislation, it frequently directs that one or more federal agencies promulgate regulations both implementing the law and filling in details Congress may have left unaddressed. When agencies

Continue Reading Employers Await Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Future of ‘Chevron’ Deference

While the Golden State has most everything you’d ever want to enjoy, employers doing business in California know that a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuit is not one of

Continue Reading When Good Intentions Become PAGA: Initiative to Repeal PAGA on November 2024 Ballot in CA

In a unanimous 9-0 decision issued April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court held the “transportation worker” exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not require

Continue Reading Supreme Court Finds FAA ‘Transportation Worker’ Exemption Does Not Require Employment in Transportation Industry

AB 1228, commonly referred to as the “Fast Act,” takes effect in California on April 1, 2024, and the consequences for non-compliance are serious.

Many affected companies have closely followed

Continue Reading Effective April 1, California’s ‘Fast Act’ Covers More Than ‘Fast Food,’ Comes with Significant Implications