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The future enforceability of non-compete agreements nationwide has recently been called into question by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC––which protects consumers from anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practice––recently (January 5, 2023) proposed a rule to prohibit employers from imposing… Continue reading Are Non-Compete Agreements on the Chopping Block?
On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed into law two new acts giving more employment protections to pregnant and nursing mothers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act are bipartisan acts that were signed into law as part of an omnibus spending bill. Continue reading New Laws Provide Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Additional Employment Protections
With the arrival of the New Year, many people have vowed to eat healthier and establish fitness goals, making these personal resolutions in an effort to start 2023 off on the right foot. Unfortunately, at least one recent study suggests… Continue reading New Year, New Me! Should Employers Help Employees Meet their New Year’s Resolutions?
As Bing Crosby sang, “let’s start the New Year right” — with federal contractor compliance! All dad jokes aside, the New Year provides a good opportunity to pull out the old compliance checklist and ensure that you and your company… Continue reading Happy New Year, Federal Contractors
Continuing wage garnishment summons and answer affidavits—what a pain. You’ve all received them and responded to them. Most of the time, legal services are not required, and your attorney probably isn’t even aware that you received the garnishment summons. But… Continue reading Keeping Up with Wage Garnishments and Answer Affidavits
Today, November 1, 2022, a new law goes into effect, HB 3193, that gives unmarried mothers and fathers equal rights and obligations to their child born out of wedlock when an acknowledgement of paternity has been signed. Hospitals are often… Continue reading New Law Provides Equal Rights to Unmarried Parents
While not as exciting as the arrival of new yellow phone books once was, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced yesterday that it has created a new poster outlining employees’ federal employment rights. This new creation is meant to… Continue reading The EEOC has a New Poster
You receive a package of iPhones and they appear to have been ordered by an employee in the purchasing department (let’s call her Jane Doe), however, you weren’t expecting any iPhones. Upon further inspection, you notice that the email address… Continue reading Using the Uniform Domain-name Dispute Resolution Policy to Stop or Prevent Fraud
Does your company have a dress code or require a uniform? If so, the National Labor Relations Board may have just decided that your policy violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In a precedent-altering decision, the Board determined that… Continue reading Dress Code Danger Zone
The Oklahoma Legislature reinstated the durable power of attorney for healthcare through the adoption of Senate Bill 1596, which will again provide Oklahomans with an option to execute a healthcare power of attorney (HCPOA). SB 1596 (emergency legislation approved by… Continue reading Healthcare Power of Attorney Reinstated in Oklahoma