Personnel Policies/Practices

In October 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order regarding the “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence” and directed federal agencies to issue guidance on the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”). With regard to the use of AI in the workplace, the Order directed the U.S. Secretary of Labor to

On April 23, 2024, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule on the salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The rule provides for increases in minimum salary required for these types of employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements under federal

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule regarding non-compete agreements.  The FTC’s rule operates as an almost complete ban on such agreements. Unless enjoined by a court, the rule will become effective 120 days after its publication in the federal register.

In short, the rule prohibits agreements that directly

Employers in many jurisdictions across the country are dealing with laws that prohibit adverse actions against employees who use marijuana, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes, away from the workplace and during non-working hours. A recent appellate court decision in one of the more marijuana-friendly states, Connecticut, reassures employers that they do not have to

National employers must navigate a maze of state and local paid sick leave laws with different requirements. That maze is especially burdensome for employers in Minnesota, where employers have dealt with local sick leave ordinances in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, and Duluth. Last year, Minnesota passed a statewide paid sick leave law that went into