Employees’ Duty of Loyalty

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) dealt with the issue of the employer’s right to require loyalty from its employees. The Board’s decision on this issue is of significant importance to employers. Click here to continue … Continue reading

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Winter 2020 Under Construction Newsletter – Out Now!

The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Employees’ Use of Social Media to Complain About Working; Tips for Mediation of the Toughest Construction Disputes; Overview of the ConsensusDocs® 900 Public-Private Partnership … Continue reading

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New Year, New Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements

States across the country continue to enact legislation limiting the use of non-compete agreements. The most notable trend is the applicability (or, rather, non-applicability) of non-competition agreements to low-wage earners.  As the new year begins, and many of these laws … Continue reading

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The Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Is Introduced

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced they will introduce the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights. If passed, it would: Require employers with more than 500 workers to offer available hours to qualified part-time employees … Continue reading

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Nevada’s New Employment Laws in 2020

Nevada has undergone a significant transformation regarding the legal landscape affecting Nevada’s Employers. Several of these new laws have just recently gone into effect or are slated to go into effect at the beginning of the new year. Click here for some … Continue reading

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OSHA-Reportable Injuries: Not All Employee Hospitalizations Are Created Equal

When it comes to OSHA-reportable fatalities and injuries, there are some important exceptions in the regulation that employers should be aware of. An OSHA-reportable in-patient hospitalization is limited to a formal, in-patient admission to a hospital or clinic for care … Continue reading

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The Trend to Adopt Mandatory Employment Arbitration Programs

In recent years, many private sector employers have adopted mandatory arbitration programs for employment disputes, which their employees are required to sign as a condition of employment. Main objectives of those programs are the expeditious resolution of employment disputes and … Continue reading

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New California Legislation Makes it More Difficult to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

California Assembly Bill 5 has been branded as the killer of the gig economy. It adds to the California Labor Code a new test for deciding who is properly classified as an independent contractor. Workers will be considered employees for … Continue reading

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California’s Deadline for Giving Newly Required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Was Extended

On August 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 778 into law. This bill not only clarifies certain aspects of the expanded sexual harassment prevention training requirements but also, and most importantly for many employers, extends the deadline to January … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: USCIS Says Continue to Use Current Form I-9 Past Expiration

USCIS released a message that employers for now should continue to use the current Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification, even after the expiration date has passed. The current form came into effect on July 17, 2017 and is set … Continue reading

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