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October Brings Employment Law Changes To Maryland
October in Maryland is a time of ripening pumpkins and falling leaves. October 1 is also the date when many (but not all) laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly go into effect
United States
10 Oct 2019
California Governor Signs AB 5
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 5, and the new law will take effect January 1, 2020. As discussed in our September 13 Alert, AB 5 codifies the existing "ABC Test"
United States
3 Oct 2019
Will Player And Employee Empowerment Kill Arbitration Agreements?
Whether you follow sports or not, you have likely heard about the current state of professional sports, particularly the NBA, referred to as the era of "player empowerment."
United States
1 Oct 2019
NLRB Changes Course On Unilateral Employer Action Standard
Executive Summary: In a 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) reversed long-held Board precedent regarding when unionized employers may unilaterally change a term
United States
20 Sep 2019
Waiting On Dorian: HR Tips For Dealing With Employees Who Can't Seem To Show Up On Time, Or At All
Shiftless, unreliable, chronically late, and responsible for a startling reduction in workplace production and efficiency.
United States
6 Sep 2019
Employers Should Be Prepared For The Challenges Of The 2019 Hurricane Season
Executive Summary: As Hurricane Dorian, the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, bears down on Florida, the approaching storm serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared
United States
2 Sep 2019
NLRB Further Expands Private Property Rights By Limiting Non-Employee Handbilling
Executive Summary: In a 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or the "Board") ruled that a property owner may exclude from its property off-duty contractor employees engaged
United States
29 Aug 2019
Amazon Studios' The Boys Illustrates Potential Vicarious Liability For Employers
Within the past week or so, I started to watch an Amazon Studios television series called The Boys. Based on a comic book series of the same name, The Boys posits a world in which superheroes
United States
23 Aug 2019
Illinois Governor Enacts Major Illinois Employment Law Changes
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois. See Public Act 101-0221
United States
19 Aug 2019
Fifth Circuit Finds EEOC Exceeded Its Authority In Issuing Enforcement Guidance On Arrest And Conviction Records
The court agreed with the State of Texas that the EEOC and the Attorney General cannot treat the EEOC's Guidance as binding in any way.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Recent Progression In The Legalization Of Marijuana Has Left Employers Dazed And Confused
In the last year, a record number of states have amended or enacted laws which regulate marijuana testing, accommodations, and use.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Connecticut Passes Sweeping Changes To Its Human Rights Laws
In the continued fallout from the "me too" movement, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed new legislation imposing sweeping changes to Connecticut's human rights law designed
United States
7 Aug 2019
City Of Dallas Sued Over Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Two days before the Dallas paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect, two companies filed suit against the City challenging the ordinance. Attorneys with the Texas Public Policy Foundation
United States
5 Aug 2019
NMB Adopts Rule Change To Simplify The Decertification Process Of Labor Unions
Executive Summary: On July 26, 2019, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that it is amending its regulations to provide a straightforward procedure for the decertification
United States
1 Aug 2019
Chicago Passes Ordinance Requiring Employers To Provide Predictive Scheduling For Certain Industries
In the most expansive predictive scheduling law in the country to date, Chicago City officials passed the "Fair Workweek Ordinance" on July 24, 2019, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot
United States
1 Aug 2019
BREAKING: San Antonio Postpones Its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance And Legal Challenge To Dallas' Ordinance Imminent
In response to the lawsuit filed against the City of San Antonio regarding its paid sick leave ordinance, the City of San Antonio has agreed to postpone implementation of the ordinance until December 1, 2019.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Business Groups Sue To Stop San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
On Monday, July 15, the Associated Builders & Contractors of South Texas, joined by several other business groups, filed suit against the City of San Antonio
United States
25 Jul 2019
Van From TV's Atlanta Helps Us Explore Drug Testing In The Workplace
Before Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was singing duets with Beyonce, he was the brains behind TV's Atlanta, a comedy-drama filmed and based in Atlanta, Georgia.
United States
18 Jul 2019
Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist: 12 Employment Topics Every Restaurant Company Should Consider Before 2020
As summer is now in full swing, we find it timely to distribute our Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist. The following 12 topics create compliance challenges in the restaurant industry
United States
16 Jul 2019
Everything Sucks! Lessons On How NOT To Behave In The Workplace
Everything Sucks! is a Netflix comedy series set in the mid-1990s at Boring High School. The show follows high school freshman Luke O'Neil, his friends, and his first crush (Kate Messner)
United States
9 Jul 2019
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