The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA") is a new law that will take effect on June 27, 2023. The PWFA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide temporary and reasonable accommodations to an employee’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship.”
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) which would ban non-compete clauses from employment contracts. The Proposed Rule bans non-compete clauses in contracts for employees and independent contractors.
An Employee Handbook (sometimes called an employee manual) is a written set of policies, procedures, and practices often provided to new employees at the start of their employment with the company. An Employee Handbook is designed to provide employees with guidance, procedures, expectations (of both the employee and the employer), and other information related to their employment. Employee Handbooks can be used by employees at the start of employment to learn the employer’s core values, mission, and other pertinent onboarding information.
Employers are facing challenges when it comes to hiring and recruiting for open positions. Here are a few tips for human resource professionals looking to create a successful hiring and recruiting process.
The Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") issued two rulings related to vaccine mandates that involved the Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) and the vaccine mandate for health care workers.
The necessity of union representation has dwindled as working conditions have improved, federal and state laws protecting workers and ensuring fair work practices have been implemented and enforced, and the structure of the modern workplace has evolved. This article covers three steps an employer should take to implement a union free business philosophy and preserve a union free workplace.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Act is a $1.9 trillion economic bill designed primarily to provide relief to workers and employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew guidance it previously announced concerning Employers being allowed to offer some benefits to Independent Contractors without running into Employer classification issues. The rule was set to go into effect in March. It would have adopted a new standard concerning classification of Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel K. Steinhofer was elected Partner effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Steinhofer represents clients in labor and employment matters, medical practice defense, and general liability defense.
President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act is part of a much larger appropriations bill that is over 5,000 pages and includes numerous provisions.
As money in and around college athletics increases, so too does the disparity between an athlete’s actual cost of attending college and the benefit the university receives from the athlete. Elite talent brings an immediate return on a university’s scholarship investment.
Although the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are distinct Acts, it can be difficult to determine if an employee qualifies for FMLA or ADA depending upon the situation.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the IRS, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the EEOC and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development have teamed up to present a webinar on “Navigating COVID-19: A Virtual Guide for the Employment Community.”
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 15, 2020 that the existing Federal Anti-Discrimination laws provide protection to applicants and employees on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or transgender status.
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