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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....

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. ...

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....

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...

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...

Massachusetts: Late Paid Vacation Leave of $9,0000.00 Becomes an Award of Over $100,000.00 On April 4, 2022, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) issued a decision that should shock employers in Massachusetts. In Reuter v. City of Methuen, the SJC held that all violations of...