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FTC proposes blocking noncompetes

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Employees could no longer require employees to sign noncompete agreements under a rule proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The proposal, which is being regarded as a historic regulatory move, comes over a year after President Joe Biden issued ...

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FAA applies to delivery drivers

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Couriers who handle local, intrastate deliveries are not exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and can be required to arbitrate disputes because they are not engaged in foreign or interstate commerce, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision is ...

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Massachusetts announces annual PFML updates

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The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has issued new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) workplace posters, notification forms, and rate sheets for all state employers. These updates are part of the DFML’s yearly adjustments to eligibility ...

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Supreme Court to hear arbitration case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case raising the issue of whether trial court proceedings should be paused during the appeal of a denial of a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration. Employers’ groups and advocates for employees ...

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