Lisa Burden

Lisa Burden is a freelance writer with degrees in journalism and law and has two very large Labrador Retrievers. She specializes in writing about legal and business topics. In keeping with her love of books, her first job was as an aide in her high school’s library.

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

Employers can access guidance from OSHA on how to keep employees safe during the coronavirus — and learn about important regulations to follow.

Philadelphia Employers Prohibited From Asking About Salary History

Employers in Philadelphia will soon no longer be able to ask prospective candidates for their prior salary history, or rely on prior salary histories to determine offers of compensation.

Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Goes Into Effect in March 15

On March 15, 2020, the long-awaited Paid Sick Days Act of the City of Pittsburgh will go into effect

Small Business Reorganization Act: What You Need to Know About New Bankruptcy Law

A new law will help small businesses go through the bankruptcy process. Here’s what you need to know

Illinois law regulating use of AI in hiring goes into effect

Illinois employers that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze job interviews now face restrictions on the use of the technology starting January 1, 2020

New Overtime Pay Rules Now in Effect for 2020

New overtime pay rules went into effect on New Year’s Day. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Goes Into Effect in 2020

Washington is the latest state to offer paid family and medical leave for its residents.

New in 2020: New Jersey Enacts Salary History Ban

New Jersey has a new law prohibiting employers from asking job applicants' salary history

Maine Expands Protections for Pregnant Workers

Maine extends existing protections for pregnant and nursing employees