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Alabama Employers Take Note – Birmingham Joins Ranks of Cities with an Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Last month, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance criminalizing discrimination in education, housing, employment, and public accommodations. The ordinance not only prohibits discrimination based on the federally...more

California Governor Signs “New Parent Leave Act”

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 63 (“the New Parent Leave Act”). Under the new law, employers may not refuse to allow certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond...more

Bellevue’s Downtown Livability Initiative

Nearly five years after the Bellevue City Council commenced the Downtown Livability Initiative, the Council brought the initiative full circle by unanimously adopting a substantially revised, 190-page downtown land use code....more

Osceola County Proposes Development Moratorium of Three to Six Months to Implement Changes to Land Use Standards

On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners voted (4-1) to direct County staff to draft a moratorium ordinance that would postpone County approval of new development applications for three to...more

New York State Releases Paid Family Leave Certification Forms

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) has just released the long-awaited Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) forms. There is a general application form (PFL-1), as well as various certification forms depending on the...more

New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law To Include Safe Time

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council...more

New California Law Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants About Salary History

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Beginning January 1, 2018, California employers will no longer be able to ask job applicants about their salary history. California joins a small but growing group of states and cities that have enacted similar measures,...more

The Salary Privacy Act—Stacking the Deck

by Blank Rome LLP on

Job interviews and salary negotiations have always been a sort of poker game. Now, in California, employers are required to show their hands, while candidates can keep their cards close to the vest....more

Alert: New California Laws Prohibit Salary History Inquiries, Expand Parental Leave

by Cooley LLP on

Recently, California's Governor Jerry Brown approved of new legislation impacting California employers. Employers should take note of these laws, which address wage discrimination and expand unpaid baby bonding leave, to...more

Cook County Retailers Cheer Repeal of Soda Tax That Spurred Class-Action Lawsuits

by Bryan Cave on

Cook County, Illinois has repealed its sweetened beverage tax, just two months after the unpopular ordinance was implemented. As we previously reported, Cook County was among a number of localities across the country to pass...more

Governor Brown Has Signed 'Ban the Box' Legislation Into Law For California - California Workplace Law Blog

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation. On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer...more

New California Law Requires Small Employers to Provide Unpaid Baby-Bonding Leave

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the New Parent Leave Act, a law that will require employers with 20-49 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected parental leave to...more

Predictable Schedules – A Right, Not a Privilege, in NYC Fast Food and Retail Industries

by BakerHostetler on

Earlier this year, New York City signed into law the “Fair Work Week” legislative package, which aspires to ensure more predictable schedules and paychecks for fast food and retail workers by setting restrictions on how and...more

Can I Park Here? Second Department Takes the Driver’s Seat in Recent Parking Cases

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Last month, the Appellate Division, Second Department, issued two interesting opinions concerning parking. One involved a parking variance and the other involved a restrictive covenant....more

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Employers From Asking Applicants About Prior Salary History

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed a new law which expands California’s fair pay laws in front of the Women’s Empowerment Group in Sacramento, California. Jackson Lewis previously discussed some of these proposed laws...more

No More Questions About, Or Use Of, Prior Salary Information In Employment

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 168. Consistent with some other state laws and local ordinances passed by certain municipalities like San Francisco, the new law prohibits the inquiry and use of prior...more

NYC Issues Additional Guidance On Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers generally may not inquire about or rely upon a job applicant’s salary history in making employment decisions. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR)...more

California Bans Salary History Inquiries for Job Applicants

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a significant piece of employment legislation that prohibits California employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The new law will take...more

California Enacts Law Barring Pre-Employment Inquiries About Salary History

On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a statute that prohibits employers from seeking salary-history information, including compensation and benefits information, about an applicant for...more

New York Paid Family Leave Law – A Comprehensive Breakdown for Employers

Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York employers will have to provide paid family leave to their employees. With less than 3 months to go, the law is already in effect in many ways and employers are strongly urged to take...more

New York City’s Salary History Ban Takes Effect October 31

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City becomes another jurisdiction making it unlawful for manufacturers and other employers to ask most job applicants for information about their prior or current salary, compensation or...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2017 #2

EPA Moves to Repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan Coal Regs - "EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that the Trump administration is moving to scrap the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's signature...more

City Passes New Affordable Housing Requirements in Three Pilot Zones

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On October 11th, the Chicago City Council passed two ordinances creating three new Affordable Requirements Ordinance zones. The new requirements eliminate the option to pay an in-lieu fee in the pilot zones, and require...more

UPDATE: New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Additional Guidance and FAQs on the New York City Salary History Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) recently issued additional guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions” on the Salary History Law that goes into effect on October 31,...more

New York City’s Salary History Ban Takes Effect October 31

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City becomes another jurisdiction making it unlawful for manufacturers and other employers to ask most job applicants for information about their prior or current salary, compensation or...more

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