The Employer Law Resource provides important news, updates, analyses, and strategies for business leaders and professionals who manage legal matters involving labor, employment, and benefits issues. The Employer Law Resource serves as a business tool for officers, directors, in-house counsel, human resources leaders and other personnel management professionals who need to stay informed on complex issues impacting their workforces.
OUR LABOR & EMPLOYMENT section covers a broad range of labor and employment issues facing employers and professionals. The topics focus on, but are not necessarily limited to, leave-related issues under the FMLA, ADA, and state and local leave laws; restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and related business torts; all types of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation arising under local, state and federal laws; compliance issues, such as under OSHA and Department of Labor Wage and Hour regulations; navigation of investigations and inspections by government agencies, such as the EEOC and OSHA; and other best practices and considerations for employers and managers facing disputes and issues involving their workforces.
OUR BENEFITS & COMPENSATION section covers legal issues impacting the design and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health plans, incentive programs, stock programs, fringe benefit, and health/welfare benefit programs, and non-qualified deferred and equity compensation plans, as well as strategies for maintaining compliance of these arrangements in this highly regulated area. Topics will also address service provider audits, collective bargaining agreements and provisions, surveys and benchmarking, corporate governance and risk assessments, applicable listing rules, and accounting considerations, and 280G calculations.
The latest resources and articles to aid employers as they navigate COVID-19 related employment issues.
New OSHA Enforcement Standards Likely to Increase Penalties for Employers Receiving Citations for Workplace Safety Violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently announced that it is delivering employers a one-two punch to “make its penalties more effective in stopping employers from repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening hazards or failing to comply with certain workplace…Continue Reading New OSHA Enforcement Standards Likely to Increase Penalties for Employers Receiving Citations for Workplace Safety Violations
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that bans noncompetition agreements between private employers and their employees nationwide. In its press release, the FTC sharply criticized noncompetes, saying that they suppress wages, limit innovation…Continue Reading FTC Requests Comments on Proposed Rule Banning Noncompetes in Employment Context
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine-Related Emergency Temporary Standard
On January 13, 2021, the United States Supreme Court blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (the ETS) regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace. The ETS generally required covered employers to have either a…Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine-Related Emergency Temporary Standard