Legal Updates

02/06/2023 11:34 AM

Your Business’s Mobile App Could Be Subject to California Attorney General Investigation
The California Attorney General just announced an investigative sweep of mobile apps that allegedly fail to meet the requirements of state data privacy law.
Biden Calls for Nationwide Paid Family and Medical Leave
At a press conference, President Joe Biden called for extended support for time-off benefits and announced he had signed a memorandum laying out a national program of...
New Law Rewarding Whistleblowers May Mean New Risks for Employers
Employers may face higher risk from lawsuits by whistleblowers in the future. As part of last year’s omnibus spending bill, Congress passed the Anti-Money Laundering...
How to Respond to Drinking on the Job
When an employer suspects a worker has been drinking on the job or is intoxicated at work, it should respond to ensure the safety of the employee, their co-workers and...
Can US Employers Recover Damages from Former Employees for ‘Time Theft’?
The case of a Canadian company that recovered damages in court from a former employee accused of “time theft” raises the question of whether U.S. employers can similarly...
New Guidance on Accommodating Workers with Hearing Disabilities
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered employers new guidance on how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and...
Three Additional Amazon Warehouses Cited for Safety Hazards
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) levied penalties on Amazon on Feb. 1 for safety violations at warehouses in Aurora, Colo.; Nampa, Idaho;...
Biden’s Firing of Former NLRB General Counsel Upheld
President Joe Biden had the authority to remove former National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb on Inauguration Day because the president may remove the...
OSHA Expands Enforcement Against Serious Safety Violators
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new enforcement guidance on Jan. 26 that expands how it applies instance-by-instance citations for...
Amazon Faces Citations for Safety Violations at Three Locations
Working conditions are unsafe for workers at three Amazon warehouses, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency sent citations to...
Employer that Failed to Pay Arbitration Fees on Time Could Not Compel Arbitration
An employer that failed to pay arbitration fees within 30 days after they were due was in breach of the arbitration agreement it had with a former employee and so could...
Firm’s Claim of Trade Secret Violations Is Upheld
Companies should not hesitate to protect their trade secrets in court. This is especially true if an employee quits, takes trade secrets with them and provides the...
Court Freezes California Fast-Food Law
A Sacramento County Superior Court judge has temporarily blocked a new California law that would create a state-appointed council to negotiate pay and hours in the...
Michigan Court Maintains Status Quo Regarding Paid Medical Leave
A three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in a 3–0 opinion that the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) and Michigan Improved Workforce Opportunity...
What to Include—and Not Include—in a Termination Letter
Following an employee’s policy violations, misconduct or substandard performance, you may conclude it’s time to send the worker a termination letter. How that letter is...