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Labor & Employment Law News

May 30, 2024

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   Pregnant Employee Talking to Employer   

Preparing Employers: New Regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Michael R. Kluck

On April 15, 2024 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final regulations on the new federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). 

The new regulations, which will take effect June 18, 2024, dramatically expand the scope of workplace accommodations that covered employers will be required to provide to pregnant employees (both before and after a pregnancy), and as a result employers should be preparing now for the new requirements...

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Dalimonte Discusses Implications of FTC's Noncompete Ban

Michigan Business Network

After the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 on April 23, 2024, to publish its final rule in effectively banning most noncompete agreements between U.S. workers and employers, many questions abound as to what the ban entails.

Barring few exceptions, not only are most noncompete agreements signed after the effective date, which will be 120 days after the rule is published, be illegal and violate federal law but any noncompete signed before the effective date will also be unenforceable.

To clarify these recent changes, Foster Swift employment law attorney Tony Dalimonte appeared on the Michigan Business Network's podcast, the Michigan Business Beat, to discuss among other issues:

  • What is this ban and what led to the FTC's vote to approve it?
  • Are there any exceptions to the ban?
  • Will this ruling be challenged?
  • How likely will this be the final standing on the issue?

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   ADA Compliance Concept   

Q&A: New DOJ Rule Requires State & Local Government Websites, Apps to be ADA Accessible

Michael D. Homier and Thomas R. Meagher

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new regulations that provide detailed standards designed to improve the accessibility and navigability of state and local government websites.

A much-needed enhancement to the 34-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the new guidelines mean that most websites and mobile applications hosted by governmental units must be easily accessible and navigable to people with disabilities...

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Videos: Why is Preventative Law Good for Employers?

Unlike traditional law, which deals with resolving issues after they’ve occurred, preventative law focuses on anticipating and avoiding conflicts, lawsuits, and disputes in the first place such as sex discrimination and property transactions. 

In the following videos, Foster Swift litigation attorney Bryan Cermak quickly touches on preventative law and why it is important for all businesses and explaining how Preventative Law is proactive rather than reactive and can help businesses avoid potential problems in the future:

  1. Preventative Law with Bryan Cermak - Part 1
  2. Preventative Law with Bryan Cermak - Part 2


   Injured Hand Filling Out Injury Report   

Video: Michigan's Changed Premises Liability Laws Pose Real Threat to Business and Property Owners

Dora A. Brantley and Paul J. Millenbach

Last summer, in the consolidated cases of Kandil-Elsayed v. F & E Oil Inc., and Pinsky v. Kroger Co. of Mich, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling that substantially changes decades of law regarding premises liability cases involving “open and obvious" dangers. 

What do these recent changes mean for business and property owners and how can they mitigate the chances of facing a lawsuit in the future?...







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