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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Seyfarth Synopsis: Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (“BMGL”) is in the genetic test business. BMGL sells its tests to its “channel partners,” who in return test specimens ordered by physicians. Brandon Perthuis became BMGL’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing in early 2015. The two-page employment agreement drafted by BMGL provided …
Continue Reading Do You Really Want to Keep Paying Commissions to the Salesperson You Fired?
Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2022, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed “The Rhode Island Cannabis Act,” which grants adults aged 21 and older the right to possess and grow certain amounts of cannabis for recreational use. Retail sales are expected to begin as early as December 1, 2022. The new law, which is effective …
Continue Reading Rhode Island Legalizes Cannabis for Recreational Use
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA is highlighting those employed through staffing agencies, generally called temporary or supplied workers, on its homepage. “Temporary workers” are workers supplied to a host employer and paid by a staffing agency, whether or not …
Continue Reading OSHA Focuses on Temporary Worker Employer Responsibilities and Guidance
Seyfarth Synopsis: The WHO and the CDC issued statements and FAQs on the monkeypox disease, declaring the disease a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”
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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, in connection with a House Oversight hearing, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation to restrict confidentiality provisions from covering claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The “Accountability for Workplace Misconduct Act,” H.R. 8146, appears to be a federal effort to expedite the state-level trend to exempt discrimination, harassment, and retaliation information …
Continue Reading House Introduces Legislation Restricting Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements
Seyfarth Synopsis: Even before the pandemic made in-person work in many industries a thing of the past many employers had stopped requiring that their employees execute employee agreements like non-competition and arbitration agreements with a “wet signature”. Instead, those kind of agreements frequently are acknowledged by the employee electronically. Although the …
Continue Reading Seriously? The Second Circuit Makes Life More Difficult For Employers Who Use Electronic Signatures For Agreements With Their Employees
Seyfarth Synopsis: Chicago’s amendments to its Human Rights Ordinance – expanding the definition of sexual harassment and implementing new policy and training requirements – go into effect on July 1, 2022. Employers should ensure that they are updating their policies and training plans accordingly.
Seyfarth Synopsis: In Lyons v. City of Alexandria, No. 20-1656, 2022 WL 1739987 (4th Cir. June 1, 2022), the Court issued an employer-friendly decision under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., (“Title VII”), reiterating that employers should not be punished “for …
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Reaffirms That Consistently Implementing Lawful Business Practices and Policies is Not Discrimination
Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent and Important Amendments to Illinois’ One Day Rest in Seven Act.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to re-think about the way we live and work in a number of ways. For instance, exceedingly flexible teleworking schedules in work settings conducive to remote work seem…
Continue Reading Amendments To Illinois’ One Day Rest in Seven Act Mitigates Against Hunger Pangs and Rest Deprivation