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Joint Initiative of Ending Retaliation and Promoting Workers Rights Promises More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Anti-Retaliation Laws

USA - November 17 2021 November 17, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”), National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)…

Gregory (Greg) Keating

Reminder to ERISA Fiduciaries: ERISA May Not Protect Fiduciaries from Liability Under State Law

USA - August 25 2021 The recent Seventh Circuit decision in Halperin v. Richards provides a reminder to ERISA fiduciaries who are also corporate officers (frequently…

Sharon L. Lippett

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Nixes a No-Poach Agreement Between Business Partners as Overbroad

USA - June 1 2021 As reported here and here, in December 2019 and January 2020, the United States Department of Justice brought its first criminal charges against…

Janene Marasciullo

New Hampshire Bans Noncompetes for Low-Wage Workers

USA - July 31 2019 With its recently passed Act Relative to Noncompete Agreements for Low-Wage Employees, New Hampshire has joined a growing list of states (including…

New Maine Law Bans No-Poach Agreements and Dramatically Limits Noncompetes

USA - July 16 2019 The recently passed Act to Promote Keeping Workers in Maine is poised to dramatically alter the status of restrictive covenants in Maine. The Act…