Employment Liability Threat Grows; What to Watch Out for

Posted on: March 28th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

One of the biggest lawsuit threats U.S. businesses face is from their own employees. Any company with staff — be that one or 500 — can be sued, and even if the case never goes to court, it can create a significant burden for your business. While most cases are settled out of court, they […]

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You May Need to Rewrite Your Severance Agreements after NLRB Ruling

Posted on: March 21st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The National Labor Relations Board has taken a big step in deciding that non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in employee severance agreements are illegal, a move that will require most employers to rewrite theirs. The board ruled that these provisions stifle employees’ and ex-employees’ rights under Title 7 of the National Labor Relations Act to discuss […]

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More Big Rigs Phased Out as More Regulations Loom

Posted on: March 14th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Starting Jan. 1 of this year, heavy duty diesel trucks and buses built prior to 2010 and weighing more than 14,000 pounds are banned from operating in California. The new rule is part of phased-in California Air Resources Board regulations that aim to reduce emissions from diesel trucks and buses. But while the change is […]

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Law Barring Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Employees Shot Down

Posted on: March 7th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A U.S. court of appeals has struck down a landmark California law that prohibits employers from requiring their workers to sign agreements to arbitrate any disputes arising from their employment. The ruling clears the way for employers to continue using arbitration agreements without risking criminal liability that the law — AB 51 — calls for. […]

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Digital License Plates Create Privacy Headache for Employers

Posted on: February 28th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new state law that allows for digital license plates to be installed on vehicles in California, may have created a privacy nightmare for employers. The Motor Vehicle Digital Number Plates Act, which took effect Jan. 1, enables fleet and commercial vehicle owners to purchase and install digital license plates and soon-to-be-approved alternative devices for […]

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Inventory of All Connected Assets Can Thwart Cyber Attacks

Posted on: February 21st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As businesses use more and more devices in their operations, their vulnerability to cyber attacks increases exponentially. Some employees may have a work smartphone, a laptop for the road and a desktop unit for when they work in the office. And there may be other systems and assets that are connected to the company network […]

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New Cal/OSHA First Aid Kit Standard Coming Soon

Posted on: February 14th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA is in the process of updating its regulations on first aid kit requirements, an effort that’s stirred up controversy over some of the proposed elements of the standard. According to a report by the trade publication Cal-OSHA Reporter, one of the most controversial parts of the proposal is that a doctor or other licensed […]

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New Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Workers

Posted on: February 7th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

In the waning days of 2022, Congress passed a bipartisan $1.7-trillion spending bill that includes legislation that expands rights for pregnant and nursing employees. The budget bill, which President Biden has signed into law, included the Pregnant Workers Fair Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). Employers will […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: February 1st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted where the company usually posts other employee notices, like minimum wage and workplace safety notices. Form 300A summarizes the total number of fatalities, missed […]

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Don’t Forget Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Posted on: January 24th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

While overall sexual harassment complaints have ebbed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and have fallen below their post-#MeToo movement highs, jury awards continue rising. Employers who receive a complaint about workplace sexual harassment need to take immediate steps to investigate the matter and take remedial action when warranted. But the best way to […]

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