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The ins and outs of no-poach provisions

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No-poach provisions are agreements that prohibit one company from hiring another company’s employees. This article addresses whether no-poach provisions violate applicable antitrust laws, and more specifically, the conditions under which no-poach provisions are legal. No-poach provisions are often horizontal restraints; ...

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Lawyers offer businesses advice on planning for succession

Business owners may be so busy running their companies that they don’t stop to consider what the future might hold if they weren’t there. Owners, however, can exercise control over what that picture will look like — as they contemplate ...

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Unlawful retaliation in the workplace

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Anti-retaliation laws safeguard basic rights afforded to workers. They ensure that workers can complain in good faith about violations of their rights to the government or their employers without fear that they will be disciplined or fired. State law may ...

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ADEA plaintiff gets costs, front pay, attorney fees

After a jury found a brush company terminated the plaintiff because of his age, a federal court in Virginia awarded him attorney fees and costs, pre and post-judgment interest and front pay for one year. Warren Cannada alleged that his ...

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As COVID-19 persists, so do disputes about vaccinations

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Here are seven key takeaways from a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission webinar about vaccinations. Stay vigilant when it comes to vaccination disputes 30 percent of all COVID-19-related EEOC charges filed by employees since April 2020 involved a vaccine dispute, ...

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OSHA introduces program to combat workplace heat hazards

Federal officials are embarking on a new endeavor to protect workers from illness and injury from heat exposure after the Biden administration announced the move last year. The Occupational Safety and Health administration last week introduced its National Emphasis Program ...

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Covid-related business losses are not ‘physical loss’

Where a West Virginia business closed two of its art studio locations because of the governor’s Covid-19 executive order, its claim for lost business income and other expenses was denied because there was no material destruction or harm to its ...

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Are you discriminating against employees with caregiving responsibilities?

As the world enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a warning to employers of yet another risk to their businesses: caregiver discrimination claims. It is no surprise that the pandemic has ...

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PPP loan forgiveness poses challenges

Businesses that suffered financially during the COVID-19 pandemic now face a new set of challenges as officials at government assistance programs attempt to recoup funding provided during the height of the health crisis and the resulting economic challenges. When the ...

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Rocky road for SEC climate initiative

While questions abound as to their final form, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to adopt some version of ambitious climate disclosure rules proposed last month. And whatever their final form, securities experts say the forthcoming regulatory regime promises ...

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