Labor / Employment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently heard arguments in PMTD Restaurants LLC v. Houston Casualty Co., case number 22-11391. PMTD, the owner of a KFC/Taco Bell franchise, argued that a Georgia federal district court erred in defining the word “claim” in its employment practices policy. More specifically, PMTD alleged that an U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Greater pay transparency has swept the nation over the past year or so, and now, California is getting its turn. 
With the approval of SB 1162, California employers will be required to disclose pay scales to current employees and postings for open positions starting January 1, 2023. Employers will also have to report additional pay data to the California

The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic is making employer compliance with some federal laws, such as the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, more complicated. In addition, the rise of the remote workforce also is making compliance more difficult. Court ruling and changes in state laws are contributing to these ongoing issues concerning the WARN Act. 
The WARN

With a recent amendment of California Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188), California employers could soon see restrictions on hiring and other employment decisions based on off-duty cannabis use. On August 30, 2022, the bill passed the California legislature and proceeded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. If signed, the bill will go into effect on January 1, 2024, and make it

Congress recently passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, or gun reform legislation, that President Biden has now signed into law. Portions of this legislation may help reduce workplace violence that involves domestic abusers who pursue their partners at their workplaces.
The gun reform legislation contains a provision that closes what is commonly known as the “boyfriend loophole.” Previously, federal

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the remote workforce revolution has exploded, leading to many employers hiring remote workers for the first time. As the economy recently has taken a nosedive, employers are increasingly considering layoffs, which may affect many remote workers. Laying off remote workers can present unprecedented legal hazards for employers, including wage and hour issues, severance

Thanks to a recent TikTok trend, young professionals have sparked a new workplace practice to establish boundaries and prevent hustle culture. Dubbed “quiet quitting,” the phrase generally refers to coasting through your job. However, it’s apparent that the trend is driven by a handful of separate-but-similar motivators.
Quiet quitting doesn’t refer to an employee’s resignation. Rather, some say it

As the remote workforce steadily increases, employers have been forced to rethink their employment policies and practices. When it comes to remote workers, one major issue for employers to consider is how to determine their level of pay. 
Historically, employers have had clear compensation rates based on average labor market rates, which often depend on geographical location. Remote workers are