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A recent NLRB decision has effectively shifted the power dynamic between employers and employees.
On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that broad non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in severance agreements are unlawful, and violate employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 
In simpler terms, employers will no longer be able to condition severance

As of this month, California employers are now allowed to resolve workplace employee complaints through mandatory arbitration–striking down the state’s previous law with a 2-1 ruling on February 15, 2023. 
The 9th Circuit sided with employers in their ruling that the law conflicts with a federal arbitration statute. The development is largely seen as a legal win for big

First, it was the Great Resignation, followed by Quiet Quitting, and then the California pattern of Overemployment
Now, the U.S. workforce is seeing yet another pattern driven by fears of mass layoffs and the desire for higher pay: “Rage Applying,” otherwise known as the alternative to Quiet Quitting.
Thanks to social media, recent waves of layoffs, alongside

On January 5, 2023, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule to ban employers from enforcing non-compete clauses on employees and invalidate all existing non-competes that are in effect. The rule is expected to impact over 30 million American workers under a non-compete, or one in five U.S. employees. 
Although the proposed FTC ban will affect

In tune with the gig economy’s birthing of “flexible work,” hourly and seasonal employees are now prioritizing flexible schedules, similar to the control offered by independent positions. 
And with staff shortages during the busiest season for retail and warehousing companies, their desire for flexible holiday schedules may come to fruition.
Almost 60% of surveyed hourly employees weren’t confident