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Erin Shaughnessy

Broad Changes for Businesses on the Horizon as FTC Announces Proposed Rule Which Bans Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a proposed rule which would ban non-compete agreements.  This proposed rule would create broad changes to how businesses operate in...

COVID-19 Update: Mask Mandates Ending, More Updates In Coming Weeks

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors and no...

Department of Labor Issues COBRA Premium Subsidy Guidance

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law.  The ARP is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill designed to provide direct relief to Americans...

Unemployment Benefits Extended To Individuals Refusing Unsafe Return To Work

On January 22, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14002 Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Concurrently with the Executive Order, the White House released a fact sheet calling...

New Proposed Joint Employer Rule Submitted To White House

On February 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) submitted a proposed rule on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the White House for...

Biden Administration Requests Regulatory Rule Freeze

On January 20, 2021, President Joseph Biden was sworn into office, marking the start of the Biden administration. President Biden has wasted no time in implementing his agenda, signing 17...

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status

On September 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule, offering guidance on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed...