Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Final Rules: What Employers Need to Know

Posted on: May 28th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has published a final rule that will give new protections akin to disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to pregnant workers and those who have recently given birth. The rule, which takes effect June 18, will require employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants with known […]

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Final Overtime Rules Raise Exempt Salary Threshold 65%

Posted on: May 21st, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule increasing the federal salary threshold for overtime exemptions by 65%, with the full increase starting in 2025. Currently, any worker who does not earn at least $35,568 per year ($684 per week) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a […]

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New FTC Rule Bans Non-Compete Agreements

Posted on: May 14th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Federal Trade Commission on April 23 approved a new rule that bans employers from requiring new employees to sign non-compete agreements. The rule will take effect in August 2024, after the commission voted 3-2 to approve it. Besides banning future non-compete agreements, the new rule also nullifies all existing non-competes and requires employers to […]

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Workers’ Comp Rate-Setting Agency Recommends 0.9% Rate Hike

Posted on: May 7th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The organization that helps set workers’ compensation rates in California will recommend that benchmark rates increase 0.9%, with effect from Sept. 1, 2024. While the recommendation is less than 1%, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau noted that it was driven by increasing medical costs for injured workers and higher claims-adjusting costs for insurers. The […]

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