Biden Signs Executive Order Directing Restrictions on Use of Non-Compete Agreements

On July 9, 2021 President Biden issued Executive Order 14036 – announced as part of a broad government effort to promote competition within the American economy. Remarkably, this Order contains 72 initiatives to be implemented by more than a dozen federal agencies, all focusing on what the Biden administration views as widespread competition problems across… More

LGBTQIA+ Rights in the Workplace & ICYMI- a Recording of our Employment Law Webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws

LGBTQIA+ Rights in the Workplace As Pride Month 2021 comes to a close, it also marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.  In celebration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created new resources and tools to help educate employees, applicants, and employers about their workplace rights. … More

More Government Guidance on Return to Work- EEOC Updates and a Warning About Virginia

Late last week the EEOC updated its COVID- Frequently Asked Questions.  Highlighted updates include guidance on collecting information about vaccine status, mandatory vaccine policies, and offering incentives to encourage vaccinations.  Collecting Information About Vaccine Status Per the EEOC, CONFIRMED that employers CAN ask employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine and may require proof… More

Employment Law Webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws

When & WhereJune 22, 20219:00 AM – 11:00 AM ESTvia Zoom Webinar REGISTER NOW Join Merry Campbell and Joy Einstein of the Shulman Rogers Employment Law Group for a webinar: The Lowdown on Leave Laws. The leave laws are confusing in the best of times, and the pandemic did not make things easier.  This Low Down on Leave Laws webinar will address employer… More

DOL Finalizes Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that, effective May 6, 2021, the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule has been withdrawn.  Shulman Rogers previously alerted you that the new administration first froze, and then issued notice of their intent to withdraw the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule. These prior Alerts can be… More

Know Your Obligations to Employees Who Serve

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), which applies to virtually all employees regardless of size, protects the right of an employee returning from military service or training to be reemployed at his or her former job (or as nearly comparable a job as possible) with the same benefits. These reemployment rights extend… More