Wall Street Journal Notes Growing Clouds Over Restrictive Covenants

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 … Continue reading

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Employment Handbooks and Confidentiality

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 … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Secures Appellate Victory Enforcing Restrictive Covenants for First American Title

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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MA Legislation Imposes New Requirements On Non-Compete Agreements

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.

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What Your Company Can Learn From the Bryan Colangelo Twitter Debacle

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 … Continue reading

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California Legislature Takes A Strong Stance in Response to #Metoo Movement

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 … Continue reading

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California Bans Inquiries About Salary History During Hiring Process

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 … Continue reading

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AZ: Prohibit Confidentiality Agreements in Sex Assault/Harassment Cases

The Arizona House of Representatives is considering House Bill 2020 that seeks to prohibit confidentiality agreements in cases of alleged sexual assault or sexual harassment. See here. Proposed by Rep. Maria Syms (R-Paradise Valley), HB 2020 casts any confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Signs Ban-the-Box Measure for State Employment

On November 6, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order (EO) implementing a “ban-the-box” initiative for applicants of employment with the State. Ban-the-box initiatives eliminate questions about a prospective employee’s criminal convictions and history on job applications.  These … Continue reading

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