Month: March 2023
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Is it Illegal to Use a Non-Disparagement Clause in Severance Agreements?
Recently, the Biden Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) reversed well-established principles and ruled that confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the NLRA) if they restrict workers from engaging in protected activity. For instance, the ag...
“Highly Compensated Employee” Exemption Requires Payment on a Salary Basis
A highly-paid offshore tool pusher worker sued Helix Energy Solutions because he was not paid overtime. He was considered exempt under the “highly compensated employee” exemption (Wage and Hour law) but was paid on a day rate, not a salary. In late February, the Supreme Court decided that the worker must be paid overtime because......
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