Posts by: Angela Snyder, Esq.

WeWork (With Help From a Couple of State AG’s) Ditches Non-Competes. Sign of the times?

September 20, 2018 |

Is it just me, or is the writing on the wall for non-competes?  This past summer, seven fast-food chains “voluntarily” (under pressure from the Washington state attorney general) removed non-compete language restricting workers from obtaining jobs within the same franchise.  And just this week, WeWork, who had been at the center of investigations in both […]

The DOL Offers FMLA Guidance

September 13, 2018 |

As promised last week, this week’s blog post will focus on the DOL’s recent compliance guidance, including the opinion letters. These weren’t ground-breaking opinions, so we’ll break them all down this week. Organ Donation This is a quick one, so don’t blink or you’ll miss it.  An organ donation can qualify as an impairment or […]

The DOL Is At It Again

September 6, 2018 |

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy as of late, announcing that it will host public listening sessions to gather opinions about the new and improved “Overtime Rule” (the sessions will be held in September in Atlanta; Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver; and Providence, Rhode Island), and issuing six new opinion letters.  As […]

New York Is Welcoming Comments on Model Sexual Harassment Policy

August 30, 2018 |

Back in May, we blogged about new sexual harassment legislation in New York State and New York City.  As a reminder, under the New York State legislation, beginning October 9, 2018 employers must adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and training for all New York employees. The NYDOL has released a draft model sexual harassment prevention […]

Religious Accommodation Refresher

August 23, 2018 |

We live in a world where there appears to be a lot of misinformation circulating as to what is, and what is not in the Constitution.  Case in point, a recent question I received from a client: I have an employee who is on a 7 day a week schedule.  He told me he cannot […]

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