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Do you remember that scene from Rounders, right after Mike McDermott spots Teddy KGB’s poker “tell,” when Teddy laments, “Hanging around…hanging around… kid’s got alligator blood. Can’t get rid of him.“?
It feels that way, with the Federal Trade Commission’s non-compete Rule imposing a comprehensive ban on new non-competes with all workers.
Yesterday, a

Yesterday, we addressed the risks of not letting HR do its job by investigating sexual harassment complaints. Today, we’ll discuss a recent decision underscoring the importance of thoroughly investigating employee complaints.

Ironically, the subject of the investigation was an HR supervisor. One of her subordinates complained to the HR Supervisor’s direct supervisor that she “engaged

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that a Pennsylvania-based construction company will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit.

According to the EEOC, a human resources manager received and subsequently investigated a complaint of sexual harassment against the company’s general manager. The EEOC alleged that her investigation included interviews

Recently, a federal judge concluded that an employer accused of contacting a healthcare provider to confirm its suspicions that one of its employees had submitted a false medical certification interfered with the employee’s rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.
The plaintiff worked as an attorney for the defendant. According to the plaintiff, he

Yesterday, we discussed unconscious bias training in the workplace. Today, we’ll talk about an employer that may need some if the allegations in a recently filed complaint against it are true.
According to the complaint filed in Michigan state court earlier this month, a 27-year-old African-American man from Detroit applied on “multiple occasions

I’m a geek—I admit it. I get docket alerts whenever something happens in the FTC noncompete lawsuit pending in Texas, like last week when the judge blocked the Federal Trade Commission’s comprehensive ban on noncompetes—but only for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. For now, your business must comply with the FTC’s Noncompete Rule.
Yesterday,

The Americans with Disabilities Act makes employers responsible for reasonably accommodating individuals with disabilities unless doing so will create undue hardship. However, accommodating employees with disabilities is not a perfect science.
Fortunately, a recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision provides employers with some helpful tips.
The case involves an employee who worked with heavy