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HSB Webinar Announcement: Mid-Year Legislative Update

June 05, 2024

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Katie Busbee and Joseph Dickey on June 27, from 12-1 PM, for a mid-year legislative update on key issues impacting employers.

Green Energy Manufacturing Boost: Navigating the 48C Credit Application Process

May 28, 2024

The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C) was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to focus on green energy manufacturing and has been brought back with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Under the IRA, the program was allocated $10B to invest in green energy manufacturing projects. Round 1 ended its application period in December 2023, and $4B in allocation awards were provided to recipients in April 2024. The Round 2 application period will open at the end of May 2024 with $6B available to allocate in a competitive application process.

HSB Webinar Announcement: A Grief Journey Towards Recovery

May 03, 2024

Dennis-Gillan-(1).jpgClick here to view a recording of this complimentary webinar hosted by HSB's Employment Law team.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. HSB is honored to have Dennis Gillan as our guest speaker for the Employment Law Webinar series on May 23, 12-1 PM.

And So It Begins: EPA adds PFOS and PFOA to CERCLA list of Hazardous Substances

April 26, 2024

On Friday, April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added two of the 12,000+ PFAS to the CERCLA list of hazardous substances. CERCLA is commonly known as the superfund law and was passed in 1980 to allow EPA and state agencies to seek cleanup costs for releases of hazardous substances into the environment. CERCLA can impose broad liability on potentially responsible parties and is used by EPA and state agencies to force such entities to respond and remediate to releases of hazardous substances.

FTC Finalizes Rule Banning Non-Compete Clauses

April 24, 2024

Yesterday, April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued a much anticipated final rule banning non-compete agreements. The final rule, which is effective August 21, 2024, prohibits any person (including business entities) from entering into or attempting to enter into a “non-compete clause.”

DOL Raises Salary Thresholds for Exempt Workers

April 23, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced increases for the salary thresholds for exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

EEOC Finalizes Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act

April 18, 2024

The EEOC issued its Final Rule and Interpretive Guidance implementing the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) on Monday, April 15, 2024. The Rule becomes effective sixty days after it is published in the Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Appendix A to part 1636.
 

Love is Blind.

April 12, 2024

It’s not often I get to title an employment law update “Love is Blind,” but a recent ruling presents an opportunity to remind employers arbitration provisions in employment agreements are not enforceable when an employment dispute turned litigation pertains directly or indirectly to sex harassment. 

HSB Webinar Announcement: FLSA Exempt Salary Rule

April 10, 2024

Click here to view a recording of this complimentary webinar presented by HSB's Employment Law team.

HSB Webinar Announcement: Navigating Independent Contractor Relationships

March 13, 2024

Click here to view a recording of this complimentary webinar presented by HSB's Employment Law team.

We touched on the new independent contractor rules issued by the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board during our January legislative update, but many of our attendees followed up by requesting more in-depth training on navigating independent contractor relationships in your businesses.
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