Neil Irwin of the New York Times reported on Thursday morning that President Biden is preparing an Executive Order focused on competition policy. He reports that people familiar with the Order say one section has several provisions aimed at increasing competition in the labor market. It is difficult to know what is coming, but one […]
Employers May Require Confidentiality During Ongoing Disciplinary Investigations and Prohibit Use of Company Equipment for Nonbusiness Purposes
Overruling Obama-era precedent, on December 17 the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published two decisions that will significantly affect all employers. For more information, click here.
Harriett Torrey of the Wall Street Journal wrote on Monday of this week that there is a growing backlash against employers getting in the way of workers quitting jobs for better offers and to secure a better living. There are two very strong public policies at war here. One is that there should be no […]
Employers frequently ask if they can maintain rules requiring employees to keep the contents of their employment handbooks confidential. In a recent memorandum, the General Counsel (GC) (Division of Advice) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concludes that such rules are unlawful, as they interfere with the employees’ rights to discuss handbook policies regarding terms […]
On October 9, 2018, attorneys from Snell & Wilmer’s Salt Lake City Labor & Employment Group secured a final victory for First American Title Company and First American Title Company LLC by way of a unanimous opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This win puts to rest a three-year dispute […]
Employers Will Be Required to Utilize a New “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Form
Effective September 21, 2018, employers that use nationwide credit reporting agencies for background checks will be required to use a new “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” form (“the Summary”). Read more about the Summary as well as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in our Legal […]
On August 10, 2018, the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law comprehensive reforms governing covenants not to compete in the State of Massachusetts. For a look into what the new law requires, click here.
Last week, a bizarre story broke regarding Bryan Colangelo, the general manager of the Phildelphia 76ers (a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association, for all of you non-sports types). According to published reports, Colangelo allegedly created and operated five anonymous Twitter accounts, and used them to criticize his own team’s players and coaches, […]
The California legislature is looking to pass a host of bills aimed at decreasing sexual harassment in the workplace and increasing rights of victims of sexual harassment: SB 820 bans confidential settlement agreements in cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment or sex discrimination. This bill would make any such confidential settlement agreement void as a […]
The California Legislature recently enacted Assembly Bill (AB) 168, impacting the types of questions employers may ask job applicants about their prior salary information, effective January 1, 2018. AB 168 makes it unlawful for employers to ask applicants – either orally or in writing – about their prior salary information in determining whether to offer […]