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State Law Restrictive Covenants Update

USA - June 30 2022 Several states have recently enacted or modified legislation that may significantly restrict an employer's ability to regulate their former…

Mitch Boyarsky

New Washington Law Bans Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions and Applies Retroactively

USA - March 30 2022 On March 24, 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law ESHB 1795, which generally prohibits nondisclosure and…

Matthew T. Brown, Bret A. Cohen

EMPLOYER ALERT - Senate Clears Way for Major Shift in Banning Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers for Workplace Sexual Harassment Disputes

USA - February 11 2022 On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Ending Force Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (the “Act”, available here: H.R…

Tammy Bokmuller, Newman Jackson Smith, P. John Veysey

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Adds New Personnel Records Wrinkle to Public Policy Exception to Termination of At-Will Employees

USA - February 4 2022 A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) significantly expanded the Massachusetts common-law public…

Daniel Curran

U.S. Supreme Court Halts OSHA’s “Vaccine or Test” Mandate but Upholds CMS Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Workers

USA - January 21 2022 On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s “vaccine or test” Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) mandate in a split 6-3 decision…

Mitch Boyarsky, Bret A. Cohen, Jessica C. Jeffrey, Malinda Reed