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Seigfreid Bingham News & Blog

EEOC Issues Proposed Regulations for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By: Shannon Johnson

As explained in our previous client alert, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), effective June 27, 2023, requires public and private sector employers with at least 15 employees to make reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants with known limitations related to or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, and other related conditions, absent undue hardship. The PWFA did not define what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, and Congress required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to propose regulations by the end of the year to provide examples of reasonable accommodations, among other things.

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By |August 15th, 2023|Blog, Employment Law|

NLRB Sharpens Review of Employee Handbooks

By: Cody Weyhofen, Mark Opara, and John Vering

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) adopted
a new standard to determine whether an employer’s workplace rules or policies violate employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). As a result, many employers will need to review and revamp their employee handbooks and manuals to avoid a potential lawsuit.

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By |August 15th, 2023|Blog, Employment Law|

New Form I-9 and Alternative Inspection Procedure Now in Effect

By: Cody Weyhofen

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced changes to Form I-9 and its related document verification procedures. Although these changes will likely streamline the employee-onboarding process, employers will first need to comply with multiple upcoming deadlines and determine whether they qualify for remote verification procedures.

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By |August 8th, 2023|Blog, Employment Law|

Seigfreid Bingham Attorneys Support Client at CREW KC’s Quarterly Luncheon

Seigfreid Bingham attorneys Bob Bartunek, Emily Crane, Heather Jones, Jamie Maggard, Dan McClain, Neil Sprague, Rachel Sterbenz, and Tate Thompson recently attended the CREW Kansas City (KC) quarterly luncheon.

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By |July 27th, 2023|News|

IRS Memo Questions Tax-Exempt Status of NIL Collectives

By: Tate Thompson and Curry Sexton

In a June memo released by the Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Counsel, the IRS announced its position that, in most cases, it does not believe name, image, and likeness (NIL) collectives qualify as tax-exempt organizations under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Although not legally binding, the decision will likely have a significant impact on existing NIL collectives organized as nonprofits and granted tax-exempt status by the IRS.

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By |July 25th, 2023|Blog, Sports & Entertainment Industry|

Seigfreid Bingham Welcome Students as Part of the KCMBF and PREP-KC SLA Job Shadow Program

Seigfreid Bingham was pleased to recently host three students from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (KCMBF) and the Partnership for Regional Educational Preparation-Kansas City (PREP-KC)’s Student Law Academy (SLA) Job Shadow Program.

While the students […]

By |July 24th, 2023|News|