Attention California Employers! New Guidance for Complying with Expanded Pay Data Reporting Requirements

Effective this year, Senate Bill 1162 significantly expanded the employer pay data reporting requirements of California Government Code section 12999.  The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) recently released guidance to help employers comply with the new requirements by the upc
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NLRB Attempts to Restrict Releases – Should You Be Worried?

The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision on Tuesday, February 21, effectively wiping out several Trump-era rulings allowing employers to include confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements. The current Board now takes the stance that it is an u
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“I Didn’t Do It.” New Arizona Law Allows Applicants to Conceal their Criminal Record

The Arizona legislature recently passed a law that will allow job seekers to hide certain crimes from potential employers. Under A.R.S. § 13-911, Arizona residents who are arrested, convicted, or sentenced on or after December 31, 2022 may petition the court to have their criminal rec
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Paid Military Leave? Maybe.

In a “matter of first impression,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Clarkson v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. (No. 21-35473, Feb. 1, 2023) that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) requires employers to pay servicemembers while on militar
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Congress Further Eases Restrictions on Financial Institutions’ Hiring of Candidates Convicted of Certain Offenses

Under Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIA), financial institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) must conduct criminal background checks on job candidates, regardless of state and local laws that restrict hiring decisions based on crimin
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Join Us for The Arizona SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, February 17, 2023

David Barton on – Leave Abuse: How to Manage Employee Attendance While Complying with a Growing Number of Protected Absences Arizona, like many other states, protects employees who take Paid Sick Leave. But did you know that jury duty and voting time are also protected? And let’
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Expanded Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees in 2023: What Employers Need to Know About the PWFA and the PUMP Act

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2023, into law. In addition to providing $1.7 trillion in funding for the U.S. federal government for the 2023 fiscal year, the Act also adopted two acts implementing certain workplace rights and protecti
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Federal Trade Commission Proposes Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

Agreements that prevent former employees from working for a competing business or operating their own competing business may soon be unlawful in the entire United States. At present, roughly one in five American workers are bound by a non-compete agreement, but on January 5, 2023, the
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