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NLRB Establishes New Standard for Evaluating Workplace Policies
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently released the decision Stericycle Inc., which revises the test for determining whether an employer’s workplace policies comply with the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Specifically, the decision reverses the Board’s former decision in Boeing Co. and adopts a new test: specifically, could a worker reasonably read, or interpret, a workplace policy as restricting their NLRA rights? Read more.
USCIS Announces Permanent Option for Remote Inspection for E-Verify Users and New Form I-9
On July 25, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a final rule, that will provide eligible employers filling out the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 an optional alternative to the in-person physical document examination method that employers have followed as part of the Form I-9 process. The alternative procedure is available only to qualified employers, meaning those employers who are enrolled, and participate in good standing, in E-Verify. Read more.
New York State Minimum Wage to Increase in 2024
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has signed the New York State 2024 Budget Agreement into law, which contained increases to the State’s minimum wage rates. Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase incrementally over the next few years based on the region where employees work as follows. Read more.
August 16th | 8:30AM
Dissecting the Enforceability of Restrictive Covenantsnaging Flexible Work Arrangements – The Future of Employment
In this webinar, we will focus on the management of employees with hybrid/flexible work arrangements and discuss programs and policies that can be implemented to ensure that your organization can enjoy the benefits while avoiding the most common pitfalls commonly associated with flexible workplaces. We will also take a closer look Section 215 of New York Labor Law and the new law prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for lawful absences. The new law amends the New York State Labor Law to expressly prohibit employers from penalizing employees based upon the employee’s use of “any legally protected absence pursuant to federal, local or state law.” We will review the requirements of this new law and will provide useful tips to ensure compliant attendance policies. Learn more.
August 23rd | 8:30AM
Guidance on Protecting Proprietary Information and Marketing While Maintaining Employee Privacy
Protecting your company’s data and intellectual property is important as it keeps your information from being stolen from outside parties and helps you maintain your competitive edge in the market. By implementing company policies and strategies that properly secure your proprietary information, you can prevent employees from leaking critical company data and ideas to competitors. Learn more about what proprietary information is, view examples of proprietary information and discover ways to protect your company’s important data.
The security and confidentiality of confidential information should be of the utmost importance to a company. This webinar will provide you with resources on protecting confidential information, including the receipt and handling of the confidential information of third parties. Learn more.