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Watch Your Mouth: The NLRB Invites Input On When Profane, Racial, Or Sexual Language Crosses The Line
On September 5, 2019, over the dissent of one member, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board invited briefing to aid the Board.
United States
11 Sep 2019
California Pushes Back Start Date For Small Business Anti-Harassment Training Requirement
On August 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 778, delaying mandatory anti-harassment training deadlines
United States
5 Sep 2019
Oregon Adopts New Broad Paid Family Medical Leave Law
On August 9, Oregon's governor signed into law House Bill 2005, which establishes one of the most comprehensive paid family and medical leave programs in the country.
United States
2 Sep 2019
Ontario, Canada: When An Employment Contract Is Frustrated Due To The Employee's Permanent Disability, The Employer's Duty To Accommodate Ends
Employers in Ontario will likely welcome the decision in Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188 (Divisional Court), which addressed the scope of the duty to accommodate in the event of an employee's
30 Aug 2019
Keeping Compliant With Expanding State And Local Equal Pay Laws
Since 2016, hundreds of bills and dozens of new laws aimed at closing the pay gap have been introduced and enacted at both the state and local levels.
United States
21 Aug 2019
Illinois' New #MeToo-Inspired Law Creates Sweeping Employer Obligations
In line with recently passed legislation in New York and California, Illinois' legislature rallied to create a bill that would help increase employee protections by combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Puerto Rico Enacts Law Providing Unpaid Leave And Reasonable Accommodation For Victims Of Abuse
On August 1, 2019, just a day prior to his resignation as Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló signed into law Act No. 83 of August 1, 2019 ("Act 83" or "the Act"),
Puerto Rico
12 Aug 2019
Fifth Circuit Deals A Blow To EEOC's Criminal Record Guidance
On August 6, 2019, in Texas v. EEOC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dealt the EEOC a significant setback, largely affirming the district court's decision that the EEOC violated the federal Administrative...
United States
8 Aug 2019
Minding The Pay Gap: What Employers Need To Know As Pay Equity Protections Widen
The pay gap – or paying women and other historically marginalized groups less for the same or substantially similar work – has increasingly been in the media spotlight.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Illinois Hops On The Equal Pay Bandwagon: Amends Equal Pay Law, Enacts Salary History Ban
On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 834 into law, strengthening and amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 ("IEPA").
United States
7 Aug 2019
Washington State Supreme Court Holds State Law Bars Discrimination Based On Obesity
Washington's highest court has ruled that obesity is always an "impairment" under Washington's Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), regardless of whether obesity is related to some other medical condition.
United States
5 Aug 2019
New Jersey Medical Marijuana Amendments Expand Employment Protections
New Jersey has expanded its medical marijuana program and—for the first time since the state enacted the law—adopted formal protections for employees and job applicants who use what is now called "medical cannabis."
United States
2 Aug 2019
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: New Employment Laws In Nevada
The Nevada Legislature had a busy 80th session in 2019, enacting a vast array of new laws affecting employers.
United States
26 Jul 2019
Massive Overhaul Of The Canada Labour Code Pending
A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the Canadian federal election in October.
26 Jul 2019
New York Seeks To Add Protections For Discrimination And Retaliation Based On Immigration Status
The New York State Legislature recently approved changes to state law addressing prohibited retaliation in employment, and to vehicle and traffic laws
United States
25 Jul 2019
You Can't Touch My Hair: California Bans Racial Discrimination Based On Hairstyle With CROWN Act
On July 3, California made history by enacting the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, becoming the first state to ban discrimination on the basis of hairstyles
United States
23 Jul 2019
Labor And Employment Issues Facing The Healthcare Industry
Public discourse on "healthcare" has focused primarily on health insurance and the significant changes made by the Affordable Care Act.
United States
18 Jul 2019
HHS Proposed Regulations Remove Protections From The Affordable Care Act For Transgender Patients
On May 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new proposed regulations interpreting Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
United States
18 Jul 2019
Court Of Appeal Holds Men On Shared Parental Leave Can Be Paid Less Than Women On Maternity Leave
The United Kingdom (UK) Court of Appeal recently held that it is not discriminatory for enhanced shared parental leave pay (mostly claimed by men)
18 Jul 2019
What Employment Issues Did The Supreme Court Address This Term, And What's In Store For 2019-2020?
The Supreme Court's October 2018-2019 term began with the highly politicized confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
United States
12 Jul 2019
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