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New Oregon Labor and Employment Laws for 2022

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The Oregon Legislature has enacted several new laws that will impact the workplace in 2022. This Holland & Knight alert provides a brief summary of select employment laws that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, unless...more

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Oregon Employment Law Changes in 2022: New Year, New Laws

Changes to Oregon employment laws taking effect next year will be keeping human resources professionals very busy this holiday season and into the new year in the Pacific Northwest. Extended State of Public Health...more

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New Lawsuit Reminds Employers to Check Their Grooming Policies

A suit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court serves as a reminder to employers about the importance of keeping up-to-date on California’s evolving Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”)....more

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The Top 15 Workplace Law Stories from October 2021

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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American Screening Sued by EEOC for Race Discrimination

African American Worker Fired for Wearing Her Hair Naturally, Federal Agency Says - NEW ORLEANS – American Screening, LLC, a drug and medical testing supplies distributor in Shreveport, Louisiana, violated federal law when...more

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Wake County and Raleigh City Expand Non-Discrimination Provisions for Workplaces and Public Areas

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Both Wake County (NC) and Raleigh City (NC) just expanded their non-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and natural hairstyle in both...more

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North Carolina’s City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Adopt Nondiscrimination Ordinances

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Joining a host of communities in North Carolina, the Charlotte City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to add nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status,...more

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New Connecticut Employment Laws

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As is Connecticut’s tradition, several new laws took effect on October 1, 2021, including a number affecting the employment relationship....more

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State & Local Employment Law Developments: Q3 2021

2021 continues the trend of increasing regulation of the workplace by state and local governments. Although it is not possible to discuss all state and local laws, this update provides an overview of recent and upcoming...more

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Recent and Proposed Changes to Illinois Human Rights Act: Disability, Work Authorization Discrimination, and What May Be on the...

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Work Authorization Status - On August 2, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-0233, which adds work authorization status to the list of protected classifications in Illinois. Effective immediately,...more

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Oregon Employment Law Update

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Q: What new employment laws impact Oregon employers? A. The employment law landscape is shifting in Oregon, with this year’s legislative session bringing several noteworthy changes to the state’s employment laws....more

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5 Employer Takeaways as Nevada Law Expanded to Include Protection for Natural Hairstyles

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Nevada has just joined the ranks of several other states that have recently enacted laws prohibiting discrimination in workplace and educational settings based on traits frequently associated with race such as hair texture...more

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Developments from the 2021 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Schools

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The 2021 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded on June 9, 2021, but the primary source of action on education law issues was a special session of the General Assembly and ensuing “budget implementer”...more

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Now They Are Finally Finished: Developments from the 2021 Regular and Special Sessions of The Connecticut General Assembly...

The 2021 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded on June 9, 2021, and this office provided a summary of relevant employment related legislation.  Subsequently, a “Special Session” took place and...more

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[Virtual Event] Labor and Employment AR/HR Summit - August 10th - 12th, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT

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Employers, especially HR professionals, have been on a roller coaster ride over the past 18 months. COVID-19 has not only changed the way we work but has underscored the need to take proactive steps to protect the longevity...more

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Crown Day & Crown Laws Update

July 3, 2021 marked National CROWN Day – the second anniversary of when California became the first state to pass a CROWN law in July 2019. CROWN laws, or laws for “Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair,”...more

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Employment Highlights from Oregon’s Active 2021 Legislative Session

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June 2021 culminated in the elimination of COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon and significant changes to the state’s employment laws during the 2021 legislative session. On June 25, 2021, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive...more

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Arizona Cities Expand Discrimination Protections

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Arizona recently expanded provisions of the Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA) to cover pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. Additionally, following a national trend in response to perceived state and federal inaction,...more

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Nevada Legislative Update - June 2021

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Similar to 2019, in 2021, the Nevada Legislature passed several bills implicating employment issues for both private and public employers. High level summaries of the relevant provisions of these bills and their effective...more

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2021 Labor and Employment-Related Legislation from the Connecticut General Assembly

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The 2021 Connecticut legislative session began January 6, 2021, and ended June 9, 2021. The legislature also held a special session from June 15-17, 2021. Several pieces of legislation were passed by both the House and Senate...more

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How is My Hair? A Brief Review Of Hairstyle Discrimination In The Workplace

“How is my hair? Does it look OK?” With employees returning to onsite work, questions regarding employers’ grooming and dress code policies are bound to crop up. When responding, employers should be cognizant of the fact that...more

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Pandemic-Born Rules: Nevada’s Newest Employment Laws

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In its 81st Session, the Nevada Legislature passed and Governor Sisolak signed into law approximately 140 pieces of new legislation, some of which affect employers. ...more

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Oregon Enacts Employment Protections for Hairstyles and Other Physical Characteristics Historically Associated With Race

On June 11, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 2935, also known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair), joining several other states in explicitly prohibiting...more

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The Aftermath: Developments From The 2021 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part One)

The 2021 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded on June 9, 2021.  While not as groundbreaking as the last full legislative session in 2019, important bills regarding public sector union rights, racial...more

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Eye On The Session, Pt. 2: Labor And Employment Summary Of Louisiana’s 2021 Legislation

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On May 11, 2021, we reported on a number of bills that were pending before the Louisiana legislature which, if signed into law, would have had a direct impact on employers. The bills included increased penalties for those who...more

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