In 2022, there are a lot of changes that are taking place on a national level that could have a dramatic effect on employers. The items listed below is the first of a three-part series that every employer should be aware of.
Based upon the list below and the subsequent lists to follow, employers should evaluate their policies and procedures in order to ensure that they are compliant with State and Federal law.
- Non- Disparagement contract clauses are expanding
- Protected time off is increasing on the State level
- Criminal background checks are being restricted
- Privacy and data security breach notification rules are expanding
- Nondisclosure agreements are under attack on the State level
- Employers are being restricted from requiring an employee to sign a settlement or non-disparagement agreement relating to unlawful acts in the workplace, including discrimination and harassment
- Wage & Hour: Penalties are on the rise
- Labor Commissioner’s on the State level may now be able to place a lien on real property to recover penalties owed for violations of the labor code
Employers must be aware of the changes on a local, State and National level and policies and procedures must be reviewed and revised accordingly.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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