By Alex Meier and Cary Reid Burke 

Seyfarth Synopsis: The National Labor Relations Board moved from theory to practice in this administration’s battle against restrictive covenants. Recently, the Regional Director of Region 9 of the National Labor Relations Board filed a consolidated complaint alleging that certain restrictive covenants contained in offer letters and policies in an employee handbook violated

Continue Reading We’ve Got a Test Case: The NLRB Files its First Complaint Challenging the Validity of Restrictive Covenants

By Chelsea D. Mesa, Megan P. Toth, and Jean M. Wilson

Seyfarth Synopsis: States and local governments are regularly revising their employment laws. This means an ever-changing landscape of handbook policy requirements for employers. 2023 will be no different, as we saw legislatures wade back into general employment laws and away from COVID-specific protections.  

It can

Continue Reading Webinar: Multi-State Handbook Updates for 2023 and Beyond: What to Look Out for and Why it Matters

Seyfarth Synopsis: Hey, look what our very impressive colleagues in the Wage & Hour Group have made available. Everything you ever wanted to know (and a bunch of stuff you should, but didn’t know) about the FLSA is now available in one book. Order yours today!

The Seyfarth Shaw Wage Hour Litigation Practice Group is pleased to provide you
Continue Reading Now Available! FLSA Handbook February 2021

By James L. CurtisDaniel Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: NIOSH reiterated last week that healthcare workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards on the job and healthcare employers may not be following best practices to protect against these hazards.

Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million
Continue Reading Nothing to Sneeze At: Evaluating Employee Safety Protections in the Healthcare Industry

By Adam R. Young, Kylie Byron, and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_178475264Seyfarth Synopsis: NIOSH releases a comprehensive training curriculum that home healthcare employers can use to minimize safety risks and prevent OSHA citations.

We had blogged previously about OSHA’s “Strategies and Tools” to “Help Prevent” Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting. Now the National Institute for Occupational
Continue Reading NIOSH Offers Free Training Program to Help Employers Address Safety Risks Faced by Home Healthcare Workers

By Ann Marie Zaletel and Andrew Crane

As we recently blogged earlier this week HERE, here is the continuation of our “Top Ten” handbook mistakes and tips on how to avoid them:

#5.       Having A Too Narrow Anti-Harassment Policy.  Employers sometimes limit their anti-harassment policy to sexual harassment.  Make sure that your policy prohibits all unwelcome conduct based on
Continue Reading Top Ten Handbook Mistakes Continued: The Top Five

By Ann Marie Zaletel and Andrew Crane

An employee handbook is a key tool for employers.  However, if an employer isn’t careful, a handbook can create more problems than it solves.  So, from the home office in Sioux City, Iowa (drum roll, please…..) here are tonight’s “Top Ten” handbook mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.

#10.     Including A
Continue Reading An Ounce of Prevention Can Be Worth A Pound of Cure: Top Ten Handbook Mistakes and How to Avoid Them