A Wave of New Employee Rules Is About to Hit

Emily Parkin

A surge of new employment laws and regulations is on the way this spring, and co-op and condo boards need to be prepared. Here are the big ones: Arbitration. A new federal law voids pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require a party to arbitrate sexual assault or sexual harassment claims. An […]

Nintendo Denies Allegations of Violating Labor Laws

Emily Parkin

Following the recent filing of a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, Nintendo denied all accusations of labor law violations. Following the recent report against Nintendo for labor law violations, the gaming giant responded by denying all allegations. In a statement to GameSpot, Nintendo denied the charges. “We are […]

At a glance: hiring employees in China

Emily Parkin

Background information on applicants Background checks Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against background checks on applicants? Does it make a difference if an employer conducts its own checks or hires a third party? No, there are no prohibitions or restrictions under current law or regulations for a potential employer […]

Proposed bill aims to curb use of non-compete agreements

Emily Parkin

DENVER — There’s a lot of paperwork that typically comes with the start of a new job. There’s paperwork for taxes, insurance, retirement, emergency contacts and more. Restrictive employment agreements, also known as non-compete agreements, might also be part of that paperwork. Non-competes place limits on where an employee can […]

New Employment Laws in Maryland – Paid Family and Medical Leave, Expanded Definition of Harassment, Disability Accommodations and More (and a Webinar!)

Emily Parkin

The Maryland General Assembly’s 2022 session ended at midnight on Monday, April 11. There were a number of bills passed of significance to employers, including the creation of a paid family leave program, an expanded definition of illegal harassment, an extension of the statute of limitations for employment discrimination and […]

Minnesota Pending Employment-Related Legislation

Emily Parkin

The Minnesota Legislature, currently in regular session until mid- to late May 2022, has drafted various bills that may impact Minnesota employers and employees. Notably, some of the major bills under consideration (or already enacted) include a hair antidiscrimination bill, a measure extending the COVID-19 presumption of workers’ compensation eligibility […]