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2024 BOP Bits January Tidbits

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If you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to log into your HR Director account. We sent compliance updates in December, and they affect all clients in all states. The system will prompt you if there are any pending policy changes.
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Montana Adds Free Speech as Basis for Wrongful Discharge Effective October 1, 2023, a discharge that is solely based on the employee's legal expression of free speech, including but not limited to statements made on social media, is now deemed wrongful in Montana.
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Effective January 17, 2023, OSHA increased its minimum and maximum penalties for workplace safety and health violations by 7.7 percent. Going forward, a “serious violation can cost up to $15,625.00, and a “willful” or “repeat” violation can cost up to $156,259.00.
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Krispy Kreme Agrees to $1M Settlement Regarding Overtime Violations The doughnut chain failed to include monthly bonuses in some workers’ regular rates of pay, the Department of Labor said. As a result, Krispy Kreme paid overtime at lower rates than required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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2022 BOP Bits October Tidbits

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Gender Dysphoria Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Williams v. Kincaid, No. 21-2030 (4th Cir. Aug. 16, 2022), a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that Gender Dysphoria is not excluded from the broad definition of “disability” protected under the ADA. According to the American Psychiatric Association, Gender Dysphoria refers to “psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity.” And according to the Williams decision, gender dysphoria, which causes “clinically significant distress” and other disabling symptoms, can be a disability covered by the ADA.  The Williams decision is controlling in the Fourth Circuit, which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. However, employers across the country should take note of the decision and understand that the reasoning of the Williams court could be adopted in their jurisdictions.
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