As featured in #WorkforceWednesday This week, we’re highlighting the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) crackdown on confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements, a U.S. Supreme Court decision opening overtime to high-earning daily-rate workers, and a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision in favor of mandatory arbitration in California.

NLRB Cracks Down on Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements

The NLRB held in McLaren Macomb that it is an unfair labor practice for employers to include non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions in severance agreements. 

Supreme Court Opens Overtime to Highly Compensated Employees

The high court has ruled that a daily-rate worker earning over $200,000 a year is entitled to overtime because he does not meet the requirements for an overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Ninth Circuit Keeps Mandatory Arbitration Alive in California

The Ninth Circuit held that AB 51, which made it illegal for California employers to require employees to sign arbitration agreements, is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.

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