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EEOC releases guidance on workplace harassment

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a final guidance entitled, “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” This is the first time the workplace harassment guidance has been updated since 1999. Since then, significant changes in the ...

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FTC bans non-compete agreements for most U.S. workers

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule banning non-compete agreements for nearly all U.S. workers, a move that is expected to affect approximately 30 million employees. The rule, which passed with a 3-2 vote, aims to promote competition, ...

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NLRB general counsel targets moonlighting

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The National Labor Relations Board general counsel has issued an advisory taking a strong stance against employer policies that restrict employees from holding outside or secondary employment, i.e., moonlighting. The general counsel believes that such restrictions could violate federal labor ...

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New federal overtime rule imminent: Employers brace for impact

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The long-awaited update to the federal overtime rule has been finalized by the Department of Labor (DOL) and was cleared by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on April 10. The final rule, which could take ...

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EEOC clarifies abortion coverage under Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), providing important guidance regarding reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. The rule, published in the Federal Register on April 19, ...

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AI in HR: Navigating compliance and mitigating risk

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Artificial intelligence holds a distinct lure for HR, with its promise of streamlined and efficient hiring. But while the technology promises efficiency, it introduces new challenges of potential bias and discrimination. In August 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...

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