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Are College Athletes Employees of an Educational Institution and Do They Have Rights?

In December 2022, the Los Angeles Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found collegiate football and basketball players at the University of Southern California (USC) to be employees, and as such, have protection under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Specifically, the NLRB pursued a charge against USC, the PAC-12, and the …

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New Proposed Rule to Ban All Non-Competition Agreements

Clients often ask whether a non-competition agreement they signed is valid.  Employees are often surprised that Florida courts will generally enforce non-compete agreements.  (If you signed a non-compete agreement, your employer could sue you if you went to work for a competitor and could even get a court order requiring you to quit your new job.) …

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Pregnant and Nursing Workers Gain Workplace Protections

On December 22, 2022, President Biden signed the 2023 federal Omnibus spending bill into law.  Nestled in the law were two provisions extending workplace protections for pregnant and nursing workers. These provisions were the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”). Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act …

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More Protections for Sexual Harassment Victims

This year has seen some positive changes in the law for sexual harassment victims.  Earlier this year, Congress enacted a new law prohibiting employers from requiring mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment and sexual abuse cases. Check out our blog: Sexually Harassed? Get Your Day in Court as Mandatory Arbitration is Now Illegal. Most recently, on …

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NLRB Uphold Employees’ Rights Prior to Interrogation By the Employer

On December 15, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board held that employers who interrogate employees when defending an unfair labor practice complaint must first provide what are known as Johnnie’s Poultry warnings. This Miranda type warning must be given prior to any questioning and must:  “communicate to the employee the purpose of the questioning, assure …

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Sass Law Firm Blog NLRB Expands Damages for Unfair Labor Practices

Recent Development – NLRB Expands Recoverable Damages for Unfair Labor Practices

The National Labor Relations Act protects workers’ rights to unionize as well as protects non-supervisory employees from retaliation if the worker engages in what is often referred to as “protected concerted activities” for the mutual aid and benefit of the workforce.  Some examples of protected concerted activities include but are not limited to employees discussing …

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Who is looking out for gig workers? The Federal Trade Commission throws its hat in the ring.

  Gig workers earn income by providing on-demand work. Gig work is not limited to ride-hailing or food delivery and can include a variety of work in a variety of industries. Many companies classify gig workers as independent contractors, resulting in fewer protections for these workers as compared to traditional employees. For example, anti-discrimination and …

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Has Your Employer Inquired About Your Relative’s Covid Test Results? They may have violated the law.

What is Happening in the Workplace Today with GINA? The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a dermatology practice in Tampa, Florida violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA is a law that prohibits employers from unlawfully probing into the genetic information of their employees, this includes asking about family health …

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Are You a Victim of Caregiver Discrimination?

Many employees take on caregiving responsibilities not only for their children, but also spouses, partners, older relatives, individuals with disabilities, or others. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, so do the struggles these employees face trying to juggle caring for their loved ones and performing their jobs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued …

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Sexually Harassed? Get Your Day in Court as Mandatory Arbitration is Now Illegal

A new law now makes it illegal for an employer to force workers subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace to arbitrate their claims. On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.  The law’s purpose is to prevent employers from …

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