Bipartisan Group of Senators Pose Another Challenge to Use of Noncompete Agreements

By now you are no doubt aware that last month the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule prohibiting employers from enforcing noncompete agreements against their workers. The FTC has received over 5,300 comments on the proposed rule in the past three weeks. On Wednesday a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reintroduced the Workforce Mobility Act, which would also limit the use of non-compete agreements. 

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Employers Should Start Using New EEOC Poster Now

I have written about this in a prior update, but for those who may have missed it, you should start using the new EEOC “Know Your Rights” poster now. (You can access the EEOC web page and poster here )  

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Public Employer Medical Marijuana Law

On August 1, 2022, Act No. 651, the new Public Employer Medical Marijuana Law, went into effect and provides more protections to employees and applicants with a proper recommendation for marijuana, but also creates more questions for public employers across the State. There are a number of issues that are not addressed in the law and will be left to Louisiana courts to resolve, including what employers are actually covered, how this law will impact worker’s compensation insurance agreements, how vicarious liability for injuries caused to others by protected employees will proceed, and the parameters around which covered employers can test employees and applicants and what results can come from any positive tests.

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