In June 2022, the Colorado legislature passed and Gov. Polis signed into law House Bill 22-1317 amending CRS 8-2-113, “Unlawful to intimidate worker – agreement not to compete – prohibition

Continue Reading A Warning for Companies with Colorado Employees Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competition Agreements

On Jan. 12, 2023, 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 No Longer a Slap on the Wrist: OSHA Continues to Raise Its Maximum Penalty Amounts

On Jan. 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a significant step towards banning noncompete agreements between companies and workers. The FTC proposed a broad rule that would effectively

Continue Reading Federal Trade Commission Seeks Industry Comment On Proposed Noncompete Ban

California employers know the holidays bring chilly nights (by California standards), holiday cheer, decked halls, and… ringing in the New Year with a host of new employment laws and compliance

Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2023 Legislative Update: Employer Considerations

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 Oct. 11, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the definition of “independent contractor” for companies, a modification that could impact worker

Continue Reading Department of Labor Proposes to Reinstate Economic Realities Test for Independent Contractors Under FLSA

With substantial union backing, California’s controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, A.B. 257 or the FAST Act, moved through California’s Legislature with relative ease.

As the president of

Continue Reading How the NLRA May Slow Down the FAST Act

The contours of plaintiff pleading requirements for ERISA fiduciary breach claims sketched by the Supreme Court in Hughes v. Northwestern University continue to evolve. Recent cases suggest that plaintiffs may

Continue Reading The Tide May Be Turning on Flood of ERISA Excessive Fee Class Actions

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