It’s estimated that over one-third of all private companies require their employees to sign noncompete clauses.
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The president is asking the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit their use as part of an executive order promoting competition.
Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout has now reached people of working age. Here’s what you need to know about taking time off for your shot and if you’ll get paid.
Nearly 1,000 workers at this Smithfield Foods pork-processing plant in South Dakota contracted COVID-19 between mid-March and mid-April 2020.
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Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
The man on the right wearing the Trump hat was identified by his badge as an employee of Navistar Direct Marketing, which fired him.
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The vast majority of US workers are deemed “at will,” which means they can be fired at any time, without notice, and for any reason.
Amy Coney Barrett has issued mixed rulings when it comes to workers.
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Barrett has written 15 opinions in cases involving employment law that offer a window into her nuanced approach to disputes between workers and employers.
The ministerial exemptions ruling is one of several cases involving religious employers in front of the Supreme Court.
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In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said that teachers at a Catholic school performed religious duties and were not protected by workplace discrimination laws.
With more people working from home post-COVID-19, what are the privacy implications of employers using spyware to monitor worker activity?
Conducting interviews over Zoom from your own home can add extra anxiety to an already-stressful act.
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The law has been developing rapidly in places like Ireland and France. UK employers need to watch out.
Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia?
Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
Women may need to shop around for a new doctor if the first one refuses to perform an abortion for religious reasons.
Doctors who won’t perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative provider. Here’s why that’s bad news for women.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest their working conditions in Los Angeles in May 2019.
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If your job doesn’t currently involve automation or artificial intelligence in some way, it likely will soon. Computer-based worker surveillance and performance analysis will come, too.
The historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that fit both women.
Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Israel Folau is claiming that Rugby Australia unlawfully sacked him because of his religion. The organisation, however, contends the rugby star violated the terms of its code of conduct by discriminating against LGBTQ people.
What makes Folau’s case unique is that it sets up a clash between employment contract law and legal protections against discrimination on the basis of religion.
Comic Contracts can help bridge language and literacy barriers.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
Family day care workers provide this essential service from their homes, but being classed as independent contractors means they lack many employment protections.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
As the workforce ages, it’s important to celebrate age diversity. We challenge five myths about older workers.
Many gig workers are vulnerable to work-related accidents, so what can be done to ensure they are insured for injury and illness?
Many vulnerable workers aren’t covered for work-related injuries and illness. Employment law is largely a federal matter while compensation schemes are state-run, but there’s a way to fix the problem.
A man convicted of child pornography access and possession has won an employment discrimination case against Suncorp.
Insurance company Suncorp refused to hire a man due to his prior convictions relating to child pornography. The Australian Human Rights Commission the employer discriminated against the man.
Sinclair’s employment contracts are kind of like a toll road. You have to pay to leave.
A purported contract between Sinclair and an anchor demanded a huge penalty if the employee quit. While many asked if that’s legal, a more interesting question is why more companies don’t do the same thing.