D.C. Imposes Sweeping Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

The District of Columbia City Council has enacted legislation banning the use of non-compete provisions in almost all employment agreements and workplace policies. Effective February 11, 2021, the Act does not contain any retroactivity provisions for non-compete agreements in existence before its effective date, but it does require employers to modify existing employment policies (as…

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Register for Next Week’s CFA Webinar

As evidenced in some of the stories above, the Biden-Harris administration is going to be implementing many significant changes in labor and employment laws and regulations that will dramatically impact franchise owners across the country. To help you better prepare for those changes, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is sponsoring a webinar: Updates to…

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Upcoming Webinar Events

We pleased to announce a couple of new webinars have been scheduled that you may want to attend. DDIFO will host another very timely webinar sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) on Tuesday, January 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST. Updates to Labor and Employment Law will feature attorney Rob Bernstein, a…

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Another Look at the Calendar

As this is the last Small Regular No Sugar before the New Year, we want to again remind you to be aware that many laws and business requirements will change with the turn of the calendar. Toward that end, be aware that a number of changes will occur in California employment law on January 1,…

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A Vaccine on the Way?

As we enter flu season, and likely with a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon from at least two different pharmaceutical firms, employers should be mindful of compliance concerns regarding employees being required to receive certain vaccinations. For those who missed yesterday’s CFA Webinar (COVID-19 Sticking Points: Mandatory Vaccinations and Other Developing Issues) featuring attorneys from…

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CFA Webinar on Tuesday

And then on Tuesday, March 24, CFA will host another important webinar to answer your questions about the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for the franchise workplace. Don’t miss Fisher Philips attorneys Hagood Tighe and Andria Ryan, both employment law experts who also spoke at the CFA Legal Symposium, presenting “COVID-19: Workplace Guidance for…

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The Coronavirus & Employment

As more news of the coronavirus spreading across the globe is reported, it seems timely to review some of the information available about Covid-19 (the formal name for the virus) and what steps employers should consider taking to protect themselves, their employees and their business to minimize the risk of contagion. In that regard, we…

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New Virginia Wage Payment Statements

As we’ve been trying to advise you over the past several weeks, it is not only minimum wages that change when the New Year kicks in. On Wednesday of this week, January 1, Virginia employers became subject to a new state law that requires them to provide paystubs to employees on “each regular pay date.”…

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Posting Requirements for Federal and State Notices

All employers are required to post certain federal and state postings on an annual basis – and generally the first of the year is the best time to ensure compliance. Federal law requires that an employer with less than 50 employees post 5 specific notices: the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act;…

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Minimum Wages Hikes Have an Impact

On the positive side of the ledger, one can point to the first increase in the median real wage for US workers in quite some time. But, there’s also a flip side to that coin, and it is taking a toll on restaurants in major cities such as New York City and San Francisco. The…

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