Heralded as a victory by unions and employee worker’s rights groups even before votes were confirmed, on Nov. 15, 2022, a majority of Illinois voters ushered in the Illinois Workers’

Continue Reading Illinois Workers’ Rights Amendment Provides Employees Fundamental Right to Organize

On Sept. 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The Board
Continue Reading NLRB Proposes New Joint-Employer Standard

On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced another increase in the maximum civil monetary penalties for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards
Continue Reading OSHA Again Increases Its Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties

On Dec. 17, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety
Continue Reading A Not So Happy New Year for Employers? 6th Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA COVID-19 ETS

California Labor Code section 925 remains a potent weapon for departing employees who live and work in California who wish to avoid covenants not to compete.  Often, employers will place
Continue Reading Federal Court in Minnesota finds choice of law provision unenforceable based on California Labor Code section 925

On Oct. 25, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Doug Parker, who is tasked with
Continue Reading Senate Confirms President Biden’s Nominee to Head OSHA