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FDA launches WEN by Chaz Dean hair loss investigation

  TODAY (TODAY.COM) – FDA launches WEN by Chaz Dean hair loss investigation by Rheana Murray Update: The FDA is investigating 127 reports from customers who complained of “adverse” effects from using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. That’s the largest number of reports ever associated with a hair-cleansing product, according to the statement. The agency will [...]

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The Class-Action Settlement Against Wen Hair Care Is Officially Moving Forward

GLAMOUR (GLAMOUR.COM) - The Class-Action Settlement Against Wen Hair Care Is Officially Moving Forward by Deanna Pai Even if you’ve never used Wen Hair Care in your life, you’ve probably seen the infomercials—and, by now, heard rumblings about the recent class-action lawsuit filed last December. Users of the brand’s scented cleansing conditioners (the hero product of the line, [...]

NLRB General Counsel Expected to Reverse Many Obama Policies

With the confirmation of Peter Robb as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Trump administration took another step away from Obama-era labor policies. Robb replaces Richard Griffin, who had a reputation for being pro-labor, in the board position that functionally serves as chief executive officer, despite the title. As the NLRB’s [...]

Non-compete agreements: Are your company’s enforceable?

Non-compete agreements often come under scrutiny, and a recent case illustrates the connection between reasonableness and enforceability of such contracts. In Ag Spectrum Co. v. Elder, the Eighth Circuit court affirmed a trial court’s ruling that the company’s non-compete agreement with an independent contractor was unreasonable and, therefore, not enforceable The defendant, Vaughn Elder, had [...]

Department of Labor Rolls Back Joint Employment Guidance

Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta announced that the agency is withdrawing two guidance letters calling for tighter standards for determining joint employment. The first letter, issued in 2015, sought to restrain the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The second, issued in 2016, called for greater scrutiny of situations [...]

Is Pregnancy Alone a Disability Under the ADA?

When an employee is pregnant, employers are understandably concerned about discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) prohibits employers with 15 employees or more from discriminating on the basis of “pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.” Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the act explains an employer’s responsibility under the PDA, including examples [...]

Preparing for Immigration Agents at the Workplace

As the administration’s crusade to tighten immigration enforcement continues, employers may wonder how to handle government visits to the workplace. Although we’ve seen no directives regarding worksite enforcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), immigration authorities have arrested hundreds of unauthorized immigrants in recent raids of areas with [...]

EEOC Stands By Position That Title VII Protects Transgender Employees—So Far

Gender identity issues are still in the news, and based on activity in the Trump administration and the Texas legislature, discrimination against transgender individuals is alive and well. The EEOC, however, is holding strong to the position that Title VII forbids employment discrimination based on gender identity, a stance affirmed during the Obama administration. A [...]