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  • On May 16, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) reminded employers that they must remain in compliance with federal labor standards as employers adopt artificial intelligence or other automated systems to streamline Human Resources functions in the workplace. The DOL outlined several artificial intelligence guidelines (“AI Guidelines”) to provide employers that create and deploy artificial intelligence (“AI”) with guidance for designing and implementing these emerging technologies in ways that enhance job quality and protect workers’ rights.

  • Wonder Bread, Butterscotch Krimpets, and Jumbo Honey Buns were featured in a recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. But delicious baked goods were not the order of the day—rather, the Court held that a transportation worker does not need to work in the transportation industry in order to be exempt from arbitrating their disputes under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). So, a distributor who transports Wonder Bread, Butterscotch Krimpets, and Jumbo Honey Buns also cannot be compelled to arbitrate their claims under the FAA. 

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