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Some States Are Easing Child Labor Laws: Is Yours?

Could lowering restrictions on youth employment help ease the labor shortage? Some states think so. Last month Iowa and Minnesota introduced laws to roll back child workplace protections. Minnesota would allow 16-17 year olds to work on construction. Iowa would … Read More

OSHA Is Keeping Its New Year’s Resolutions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is off to a banner 2023. Enforcement will be the agency’s priority and OSHA plans to use whatever tools necessary to carry out their mission. Here is a rundown of OSHA’s industrious year … Read More

Monsieur T Does Not Want to Be Fun at Work

France, “home of the right to ignore your e-mail on the weekend and the right not to eat at your desk“now gives us the Right Not to Be Fun at Work. From an article in the New Yorker: The complainant, referred to as … Read More

The Next Wave: Pay Transparency

The geo-political make up of our country is always a fascinating topic, especially when it comes to employment law. As we all know, employment law and labor law are both incredibly fast changing and responsive to politics. Sexual Harassment Training, … Read More

Questions to Ask Before Downsizing

Is 2023 the year of wide-spread layoffs? So far, with recession fears still looming, companies are downsizing in the new year. The tech sector began massive layoffs last quarter and are averaging 1,600 job cuts per day for 2023. Goldman … Read More

2023 Is A Better Year to Have a Baby

Happy 2023! While we were wrapping up gifts and work last week, Congress passed an omnibus spending package. At $1.7 trillion and 4155 pages, it is a monster of a bill. Two separate laws were tucked in that protect pregnant … Read More

New Year, New Laws, New Handbook

  Top Ten Reasons Your Handbook Is Out of Date 10. Employee retention and recruitment programs needed (e.g., Educational Assistance, Referral Bonus, Health and Wellness); 9.   Must have preferred name and pronouns policy per EEOC guidance; 8.   Notice of employee … Read More

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