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Webinar—Pay Transparency: Employer Requirements and Proactive Strategies
Across the country, pay transparency is an escalating priority for today’s workforce and lawmakers. In both Washington and Oregon—where we have laws targeting equal pay—new compliance requirements and strategies are driving changes in workplace poli...
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SECURE 2.0 Act Impacts Employer Retirement Plans
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law, which included the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”). SECURE 2.0, which contains over 90 provisions and builds upon the Setting Every Community Up fo...
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NLRB Targets Severance Agreements with Union and Non-Union Employees
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has joined a growing pro-worker chorus taking aim at confidentiality (of the severance paid) and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements, ruling that simply proposing such provisions violates fed...
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New Liability for Washington Employers If a Paycheck Bounces
If cash flow is tight, making payroll can sometimes be a problem. For Washington employers finding themselves in that situation and considering various options, there is now even more incentive to make sure that employee payroll is fully funded. Effe...
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What Happened to Executive Order 14042? An Update on President Biden’s Contractor Vaccine Mandate
On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (EO) 14042, which required parties contracting with the federal government to comply with certain COVID-19 safeguards as prescribed by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. These safeguar...
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Susan Stahlfeld Discusses FTC’s New Rule on Noncompetes on ELA Podcast
In July 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order which encouraged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to curtail the unfair use of noncompete clauses and other clauses that may unfairly limit worker mobility. The FTC recently proposed a new rul...
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