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NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo Challenges Noncompete Agreements as Violations of the NLRA

Noncompete agreements have long been a contentious issue in the realm of labor relations, sparking debates over their fairness and impact on employee mobility. In a significant move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, has issued a memorandum that challenges the legality of noncompete agreements under the National Labor Relations Act […]

Understanding the EEOC’s New Guidance: Title VII and AI in HR-Related Uses

Introduction The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed various industries, including the field of Human Resources (HR). As AI-driven technologies become increasingly prevalent in the workplace, questions regarding their compliance with anti-discrimination laws have arisen. To address these concerns, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a significant technical assistance bulletin […]

National Labor Relations Board Changes Standard relating to discipline

On May 1, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a landmark decision that will significantly change the standards relating to discipline or discharge of workers. The decision comes after years of controversy over how employers should handle employee misconduct, and it has the potential to impact millions of workers across the United States. […]

Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers

On June 15, in a ground breaking opinion the Supreme Court issued its decision in three related cases, ruling (6-3) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This interpretation of existing federal law, building off the longstanding prohibition against “sex” discrimination, was […]

The Paterra Law Firm’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter and Social Justice.

Like so many, I have been deeply affected by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ongoing protests in our country.  The Paterra Law Firm, LLC has represented hundreds of individuals and small businesses from many races, cultures, creeds, sexual orientation and ethnicities. The Paterra Law Firm, LLC denounces all forms of racism and […]


Over the last week we have been fielding numerous calls from our clients regarding  CARES Act payroll protection loans.  With that in mind we decided to provide a few answers to the most Frequently asked question.  GENERAL LOAN QUESTIONS How fast are these loans going to be processed and funded? The timelines are dictated by the SBA […]

Payroll Protection Loan Overview

On March 27,2020,  President Trump signed into law H.R. 748 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief  and Economic Security Act ( the CARES Act) H.R. 748 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (the “CARES Act”).   The Act takes a number of major steps in providing small business with financial relief in the form of payroll protection loans.      The […]

DOL Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Relief Bill

On March 24, 2020 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first official guidance for employers and workers about the paid-leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed into law on March 18. The  guidance, includes a fact sheet for employees, a fact sheet for employers and a Q&A document. The department plans to provide […]

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