Tag Archives: Human Resources

Republican-Led NLRB Likely to Change Obama-Era Policies

For the first time in years the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), is back under Republican control with the swearing in of William Emanuel on September 26, 2017.  With a Republican majority, we will likely see sweeping change in NLRB decisions and policy over the next few years.  The new majority will be able to […]

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Expanded EEO-1 Data Reporting Requirements Have Been Suspended

Employers who have been concerned about complying with expanded EEO-1 data reporting requirements can breathe a sigh of relief. The White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) recently announced that the new reporting requirements, which were to be included in reports due March 31, 2018, are being suspended. The requirements in question were to […]

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Can an Invitation to Connect on LinkedIn Violate a Nonsolicitation Agreement?

To protect their hard-earned resources, many employers maintain nonsolicitation agreements with key employees. Generally, such agreements prohibit current and former employees from poaching the company’s clients and/or employees, particularly in the event an employee moves to a competitor. While such agreements may not be enforceable if they are overbroad or otherwise go beyond the applicable […]

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WARN Act Notice Obligation Is Triggered When Mass Layoffs Become Probable

When a company is undergoing a reorganization or downturn in business, and a mass layoff is being contemplated, there are many urgent concerns competing for management’s immediate attention. But as stressful and hectic as that situation may be, a company must not lose sight of its obligations under the Worker Readjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) […]

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Does Your Human Resources Department Have the Right Priorities?

We have all seen the news coverage of the sexual harassment and discrimination problems at Uber. According to reports, Uber has long suffered from a culture of pervasive sexual harassment and discrimination toward female employees. The issues first came to light publicly in February, when one former Uber employee published a blog post about the […]

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The Truth About “Unpaid Internships”

As summer approaches, many employers are gearing up for their annual summer internship programs. Offering summer internships can be a useful way for employers to “try out” potential new employees. Internship programs are, however, fraught with legal pitfalls for employers. Any employer that is considering implementing an internship program must educate itself about the requirements […]

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Recent Court Decision Illustrates How Crucial Anti-Harassment Training Is

In a decision issued on April 27, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals interpreted the standard for establishing a “hostile work environment” claim more broadly than many HR professionals and employment lawyers would normally expect. Employers should be aware of the implications of this decision and understand how to avoid liability for hostile work […]

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Federal Contractors – No time for Complacency

In April, President Trump proposed a budget proposal that included a possible 21 percent cut for the DOL budget. Some federal contractors may be interpreting that to mean that the OFCCP will be less active during the Trump administration, given likely budget constraints. But that is not necessarily accurate. In all likelihood, the OFCCP will […]

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Salary History Inquiries Now Prohibited in Philadelphia

Employers who do business in Philadelphia, take note! It is now illegal to ask job candidates in Philadelphia about their salary history. This means you cannot ask an applicant about his salary at his current job or past jobs. Many employers routinely seek this information from job seekers to help them determine what salary to […]

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New Form I-9: But You Still Need To Know The Basics

The long-anticipated, newly revised Form I-9 was released on November 14, 2016.  This new form replaces the Form I-9 that was issued on March 8, 2013 with an expiration date of March 31, 2016.  As with previous new versions of the Form I-9, there is a grace period before companies must begin using the new […]

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