In recent weeks, a number of federal legislative measures have been introduced that, if passed, will have significant impacts on federal labor and employment policies. This GT Alert reviews the
Continue Reading Federal Labor & Employment Legislation to Watch: Paycheck Fairness Act, PRO Act, and FAMILY Act

The UK national government has announced, in relation to England only, a programme of progressive easing of current lockdown measures due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). With respect to working
Continue Reading UK Employer COVID-19 Return-to-Work and Reporting Obligations Under RIDDOR

Drafting an effective employment agreement or release has become a challenging endeavor for a new reason. In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit added another source of concern to those employers who deploy “no re-hire” provisions in releases. Following Golden, a fact-intensive inquiry may be required into the particular provision to determine if it constitutes “a restraint of a substantial character,” — here, whether or not there was a restraint of a substantial character of Dr. Golden’s medical practice. And, given the Ninth Circuit’s reading of California law, Golden may also have implications well beyond the employment context, possibly extending to certain commercial contracts as well, to the extent they can be said to restrain anyone from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business.
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Broadens California Rule Against Non-Competes

We’ve been following the issue of employers asking applicants and employees for access to their social media accounts. Despite limited data of how widespread this practice is, the issue has
Continue Reading Maryland may become first state to ban employers from asking applicants and employees for access to their social media accounts