Benefit of Counsel

1701, 2024

Mexico’s employment laws are changing. Are you prepared?

By , and |January 17th, 2024|

Mexico’s labor law landscape has undergone a major shift over the last five years. Here’s a look at the most significant diffferences.

2709, 2023

Taboo No More

By |September 27th, 2023|

Pay has long been an off-limits topic of conversation, enabling pay disparity to continue for women and minority groups. Lawmakers are seeking to change that.

1109, 2023

Under Scrutiny

By and |September 11th, 2023|

From the Golden State to the Big Apple, lawmakers are eying employers’ use of artificial intelligence in hiring, while agencies are examining their compliance with existing laws.

708, 2023

Beware the Bait and Switch

By |August 7th, 2023|

The illegal practice of “bait and switch” has captured some new victims: staffing firms and other employers.

The phrase typically refers to the unethical practice of luring customers with attractive offers and lowball prices, then trying to impose onerous terms or selling them less-desirable items. The Federal Trade Commission prosecutes businesses that scam individual consumers in […]

2006, 2023

The AI Quagmire

By |June 20th, 2023|

As companies ramp up their use of automated employment decision-making tools and platforms in the workforce, the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring is evolving rapidly. The pandemic hastened this trend: Covid-19 forced organizations to quickly pivot to remote protocols so they increasingly relied on technology in the hiring process, […]

1605, 2023

Benefit of Counsel: Change Ahead

By and |May 16th, 2023|

New Jersey drew the nation’s interest in February when Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law that is sure to garner the attention of staffing firms across the country for months to come. Coined the “New Jersey Temp Worker Bill of Rights,” the law places heavy burdens on the many New Jersey-based staffing firms and […]

2003, 2023

Benefit of Counsel: FTC ‘Team Employee’

By |March 20th, 2023|

Noncompete agreements have been a source of tension for employees and employers for many years.

Employers believe these agreements help to protect their intellectual property and prevent competitors from gaining an edge. They also help protect investments employers have made in their people and limit a former employee’s ability to use the knowledge or strategy gained […]

1502, 2023

Benefit of Counsel: The Big Reveal

By |February 15th, 2023|

2023 is looking to be the year of pay transparency. While employees’ rights to discuss their compensation have long been federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act, employers have held pay information close to the chest. But recently, several states and cities began calling on employers to show their hands, adding significant compliance issues […]

1411, 2022

Marijuana Minefield

By |November 14th, 2022|

While an ever-growing number of states permit the use of marijuana for medical and/or recreational reasons, the federal government, through the Controlled Substances Act, still considers marijuana to be unlawful. In fact, only four states align with federal law; all other states make marijuana usage permissible in some way. And this landscape makes my job […]

1710, 2022

Altered Course

By |October 17th, 2022|

In the past few years, the political tide in Europe has changed as left-leaning governments have triumphed in several countries — Spain, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Portugal. Time and again, employment law is where the political shift is most visible. The consequence of this for temporary work is that these newly elected governments […]