D.C. Eases Off Its Proposed Non-Compete Ban

This month, the D.C. Council passed the Non-Compete Conflict of Interest Clarification Amendment Act of 2021, which narrowed the scope of the very broad ban on non-competition agreements pursuant to the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (which we previously discussed here and here).  In an apparent recognition […]

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Where All the Federal Vaccine and Other COVID Mandates Stand Now

The Biden Administration has issued a number of COVID-related mandates applicable to employers, including: (1) OSHA’s vax-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for larger employers; (2) OSHA’s ETS for healthcare employers; (3) Executive Order 14042 requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees; and (4) the CMS vaccination mandate for employees of Medicare- […]

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President Biden Issues Challenging Executive Order Seeking to Ban or Limit Non-Competes, Occupational Licensing Requirements, and Wage-Sharing

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a wide-ranging Executive Order intended to promote competition in the American economy. The E.O. contains 72 initiatives across the whole of government, several of which have a direct employment impact – specifically on non-compete agreements, occupational licensing requirements, and wage-sharing activities between employers. […]

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D.C. Bans (Almost All) Non-Compete Agreements

The District of Columbia will soon impose what is arguably the most sweeping non-compete ban in the country. With a few limited exceptions, the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (“the Act”) prohibits the use of non-competition agreements across all income levels both during and after employment. Non-Compete […]

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NLRB Catches Up To The #MeToo and #BLM Movements

On July 21, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued what it described as “a long overdue” decision eliminating unwarranted protection for employees who engage in obscene, racist, and sexually harassing behavior under the guise of protected concerted activity. Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act guarantees […]

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