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Recent Expanded Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

February 7, 2023 Labor & Employment Blog

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), requiring covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with a known physical or mental condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Additionally, legislation titled Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) was enacted…

What Employers Should Know About the Federal Trade Commission’s Plan to Outlaw Most Noncompetition Agreements

January 19, 2023 Labor & Employment Blog

Earlier this month, and for the first time, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took legal action via Section 5 of the FTC Act, against two individuals and three companies, compelling them to drop noncompete provisions. Citing the policy statement on “unfair competition,” the FTC further announced a proposed rule to…

EEOC Updates Mandatory “Know Your Rights” Poster

October 26, 2022 Labor & Employment Blog

On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an updated “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. The EEOC requires covered employers to prominently display the poster in the workplace.  The poster summarizes protections under various anti-discrimination laws that the EEOC enforces and gives employees information on how…