By Annette Tyman, Matthew J. Gagnon, Brandon L. Dixon, and Taylor Iaculla

Seyfarth Synopsis: The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in one of the most anticipated employment cases of this term. In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the Court considered whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in transfer

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By Yoon-Woo Nam, Danielle Shapiro, Christina Forte Meddin, Camille A. Olson, Karla Grossenbacher, and Lawrence Z. Lorber

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued its final regulation and interpretive guidance (“PWFA Regulations”) for the enforcement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), a law that took effect in June 2023. The PWFA

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Dawn Lurie, Senior Counsel in Seyfarth’s Washington, DC office and member of the firm’s Immigration practice will participate on a panel during the American Staffing Association’s 2024 Staffing Law & Compliance Conference on May 16, 2024 in Washington, DC. The session, titled,  “Top Compliance Issues for Employers and Staffing Firms in 2024,” will address critical compliance concerns for employers

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By Matthew J. Gagnon

Seyfarth Synopsis: It has been nearly a decade since some states began enacting changes to their equal pay statutes that appeared to some to differentiate those statues from the federal Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) in significant ways. Although those changes garnered plenty of press and speculation from commentators, the courts themselves have been rather slow to

Continue Reading Key Developments In Equal Pay Litigation: The Second Circuit Finally Sees Some Daylight Between Federal And State Equal Pay Statutes

INTRODUCTION

1. OJT is Commonly Used and Poorly Documented

The OSHA regulations governing General Industry and Construction workplaces include hundreds of employee safety training requirements.  Sophisticated safety managers know that many OSHA standards provide specific documentation requirements, such as forklift certifications or lockout-tagout periodic inspections.  Employers often run safety-specific training programs through their safety professionals and keep all required records

Continue Reading Taking On-the-Job Training (OJT) to the Next Level: Reducing Liabilities Through Fuller Documentation

By Emily Barsamian, Marlin Duro-Martinez, Joshua D. Seidman, and Joseph Vento

What You Need to Know:

  • The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) is requiring that all City employers conspicuously post its Know Your Rights at Work poster by July 1, 2024, and also provide a copy to current employees and new hires.
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By Paul Yovanic and Kristine R. Argentine

Seyfarth Synopsis: We are writing to inform you of significant legislative developments regarding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) that may impact your operations in Illinois.

Last week, the Illinois Senate took a decisive step by passing Senate Bill 2979, aimed at refining the statutory damages outlined in BIPA to

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By Jesse M. Coleman and Eron Reid

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 21, 2024, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) approved a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on its proposal to revise its current Statement of Policy on Bank Merger Transactions. Among the proposed revisions, the agency’s proposal will prohibit non-compete agreements in bank mergers in which the selling bank is

Continue Reading FDIC Updates Bank Merger Guidance to Include Non-Compete Ban

Apr. 17, 2024  – As most California employers are now aware, a new workplace violence law (SB 553) requires essentially all CA employers to develop and implement written Workplace Violence Prevention Plans and training by July 1, 2024. The new requirements will be enforced by Cal/OSHA.

Cost  –  There is no cost to attend, but registration is

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By Amy AbeloffOwen Wolfe, and Lauren Gregory Leipold

Seyfarth Synopsis: A whole host of creators have filed suit in the U.S. alleging that AI companies improperly used the creators’ content to train AI programs (if you need to catch up on these lawsuits, we recommend our video blog here).  In most cases, the creators

Continue Reading Can’t Hide from Brussels: EU To Require Copyright-Related AI Disclosures