The Ban on Non-Compete Amendments Act of 2020 (the Act) is a sweeping piece of legislation that effectively bans the use of all non-compete agreements in the District of Columbia, regardless of income level. Once effective, the Act will: Prohibit the use and enforcement of non-compete agreements for all employees working in D.C., with limited exception; Prohibit anti-moonlighting and other workplace policies that prohibit an employee from...read more
Randi Klein Hyatt
Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new update to its 2008 guidance on religious discrimination in the workplace. Recognizing the "altered legal landscape" that has transpired in the last 12 years, the agency issued a modernized version of its guidance that covers employer obligations and employee rights. Specifically, the guidance addresses: Coverage, including when a particular religious practice or...read more
My last blog focused on the NLRB’s July 21, 2020 decision in General Motors LLC, N.L.R.B., 369 NLRB No. 127 (7/21/20), returning to the Wright Line test when an employee uses profane language in the workplace and the resulting discipline that should occur. In overturning a number of prior decisions, NLRB Chair John Ring said: “the Board has protected employees who engage in obscene, racist, and sexually harassing speech not tolerated in almost...read more
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