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Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance No VETS-4212 Filing Requirement for Federal Contractors Who Earn HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

Under the president’s new budget, certain federal contractors would not be required to submit a VETS-4212 report in the year following receipt of a HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

 

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The Need for a Clear Path: The Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Brand X in Baldwin v. United States

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

Judges often advise appellate lawyers to provide in their briefs a clear path to the outcome they want. The Supreme Court of the United States recently denied review in a case that exemplified that lesson yet again.

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New Mexico Prohibits Nondisclosure Agreements Related to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Claims

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

On March 4, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law House Bill 21, a bipartisan measure that limits the use of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual misconduct cases. With the law’s enactment, New Mexico joins the growing number of states—including California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington—that restrict the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements involving harassment and discrimination claims.

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: D.C. Circuit Holds Employer That Failed to Implement Its Own Safety Program Violated the General Duty Clause

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued a decision that should be of concern to every employer and safety professional. The case involved an employer that had ambitious but unimplemented requirements in its written safety procedures—a lack of implementation that in large part caused the employer to be found guilty of a violation of the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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Hiring Employees With Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants: Avoiding Lawsuits and Liability (Podcast)

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In this episode, Mike Matula and AnnRene Coughlin discuss the key issues employers should consider when hiring an employee with post-employment restrictive covenants. They cover tips for avoiding litigation, best practices when working with new hires, and the logistics of resignation and transition to a new employer.

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