Blog Post
By Garrett P. Buttrey and Henry A. Platt

In January 2021, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, which will, once effective, constitute one of the broadest statutory bans of non-compete agreements in the United States. Indeed, not only will the new law place a near-total ban on non-compete agreements, but it will also impose an affirmative duty on employers to inform employees of the new law under threat of administrative and monetary fines.

Blog Post
By Erik P. Pramschufer

Earlier this year, the Trump Department of Labor issued a new rule regarding how to classify workers as either employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In May, the Biden DOL revoked this proposed rule and confirmed its position that worker classification under the FLSA is meant to be governed by the ”economic realities” test. In this blog, we explain the
“economic realities” test and what these changes mean for employers, and identifies other worker classification issues businesses should be aware of.

Blog Post
By Jason Tremblay and Lauren F. Schoeberl

On April 21, 2021, President Biden announced that new tax credits are available to small businesses under the American Rescue Plan to incentivize vaccinations and to promote employee health around the country.

Blog Post
By Alexander Reich and Jason Tremblay

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Employee Background Fairness Act, which bans the use of criminal convictions in employment actions in Illinois, with limited exceptions.