This week, we update you on national trends relating to pay data collection, non-compete restrictions, and joint-employment rules.

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Study Finds EEOC's Pay Data Collection a “Useful Tool”

A study of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) controversial 2020 pay data collection has found that the data is a “useful tool” to fight pay discrimination in the workplace. According to the EEOC, which funded the study, the results show that the pay data collection enables the agency to take a “more data-driven approach” to discrimination charges.

Non-Compete Restrictions in Colorado Take Effect

Non-compete agreements executed in Colorado beginning today, August 10, must follow strict new guidelines, or employers may face heavy penalties. Colorado is among a growing number of states and jurisdictions limiting non-compete agreements.

D.C. Circuit Vacates Browning-Ferris

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has refused to enforce the Browning-Ferris standard, returning the case to the National Labor Relations Board. It is anticipated that the Biden-appointed majority will once again use the Browning-Ferris case to advance a joint-employer standard based on “indirect control.”

Other Highlights

New York State Tacks on an Extra Year to Its Paid Vaccination Leave Law
Workforce Bulletin
Susan Gross Sholinsky, Steve Swirsky, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper

Mailbag: What Are HR’s Options After Granting FMLA Leave to a Noneligible Employee?
HR Dive
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper featured

Healthcare Noncompete Laws Get a Checkup in Four States and the District of Columbia
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
Erik Weibust

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