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Legislature Mulls Mandating Board Interviews Of Everyone But Nonbinary Persons And Caucasian Males

by Allen Matkins on

I have previously written about one California legislator's plan to impose gender quotas on publicly traded companies that have their principal executive offices in the state. The bill is being heard today by the Senate...more

New York City Council Passes the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

The New York City Council has passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The legislation is now awaiting the signature...more

Following State’s Lead, New York City Council Passes “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Council has passed, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign, a package of eleven bills—together referred to as the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act—that will require most private...more

Are You Preparing For Washington Paid Family And Medical Leave?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

By the end of this year, employers with employees in the state of Washington must be ready to comply with last summer’s newly-enacted a paid family and medical leave law. Since the law’s passage, Washington has been busy...more

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Beginning to Resemble a Crazy Quilt of Legislation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The proliferation of paid sick leave (PSL) laws at state and local levels, with differing and sometimes conflicting provisions, presents compliance challenges for multistate employers. Last week’s article presented a number...more

Nueva ordenanza propuesta para facilitar el transporte público en el sur de Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Con frecuencia, los sistemas de transporte público regionales se ven perjudicados por los desafíos que supone la obtención de permisos asociados con la construcción en varias ciudades, cada una con sus propias prioridades,...more

New Jersey Legislature Passes Paid Sick Leave Bill

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 12, 2018, the New Jersey State Senate, by a vote of 24-12, passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which passed the Assembly last month by a 50-24 margin, requires businesses of all sizes to...more

New York City Set to Take Another Step to Limit New Hotels and Motels - Proposal Would Require Special Permits for New or...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• New York City's City Planning Commission (CPC) is expected to officially propose in the next few weeks an amendment to the City's Zoning Resolution to require that most new hotels and motels in light manufacturing districts...more

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Driving you Crazy? You Are Not Alone.

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we have previously reported, the trend of states and jurisdictions enacting paid sick leave (PSL) requirements continues, posing compliance challenges for multistate employers and employers with employees in a both a city...more

The Amazon Effect on Planning and Zoning

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Online retail giant Amazon recently shortened the list of potential locations for its future second corporate headquarters, referred to as Amazon’s “HQ2”, to twenty locations around the country. Three of those 20 locations...more

Judge Rules that Seattle Cannot Require Landlords to Rent to First Qualified Applicants

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

A trial judge in King County Washington Superior Court recently ruled that the City of Seattle may not enforce a “first in time” law, which required landlords to rent their property to the first qualified applicant, even if...more

New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes. For example, the cost of the...more

Sick Leave Entitlements On The Rise In CA? A Pending CA Bill Is Looking To Do Just That.

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Just three years after the enactment of California’s paid sick leave law under the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522), a new bill has been introduced seeking to increase the amount of sick leave employers...more

Chicago Makes Sure Uber Drivers Get Their Z’s

by Howard Ankin on

The city of Chicago and Uber are taking steps to prevent drowsy driving accidents and Chicago rideshare drivers are required to comply with a city ordinance that regulates the number of hours behind the wheel....more

Pay Equity and Equal Pay Day: A Short Primer on Bans on Salary History Inquiries

Pay equity legislation is burgeoning: in 2017, several jurisdictions - including Albany, New York City, California, San Francisco, Massachusetts, Delaware, Philadelphia and Oregon - approved bans on salary history inquiries....more

Court Gives Green Light to Referendum of Ordinance Adopted to Conform Zoning With General Plan

by Perkins Coie on

A referendum requiring either the rejection of an enacted zoning ordinance or submission to the voters that would leave in place zoning inconsistent with a general plan does not violate Gov’t Code Section 65860, according to...more

San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about...more

San Francisco Amends “Fair Chance Ordinance” to Align with Portions of California’s New Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 3, 2018, San Francisco amended its Fair Chance Ordinance to align, in some respects, with California’s new ban-the-box law. San Francisco employers with more than five employees still must be...more

Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in Arkansas: The Road to P3s in the Natural State

Over the last several years, the federal government has promoted public-private partnerships (“P3s”) as one way to address the dire need for American infrastructure investment. States agree. For example, last year in...more

Albuquerque Town Hall Scheduled to Discuss Oil and Gas Drilling

by Snell & Wilmer on

For the second year in a row, New Mexico has surpassed its previous record for oil and gas production. The uptick in operations means increased jobs, a boost to the state’s economy and the availability of additional funds for...more

San Francisco is Likely to Amend its Ban-the-Box Law

by Littler on

In 2014, San Francisco enacted its ban-the-box law, which significantly restricted the ability of employers to inquire into, and use, criminal records for hiring and other employment purposes....more

New Statutes of Limitation For Zoning Enforcement

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Statutes of limitation are laws that place a limitation on the period of time within which a party may commence litigation about certain matters. They are based upon the concept that there should be some time period during...more

Still "Open for Business" – New Wisconsin Legislation to Preempt Most Local Employment Ordinances

by Littler on

In recent years, cities, counties, and other local government bodies across the country have enacted ordinances increasing the minimum wage, granting paid and unpaid sick leave, placing restrictions on how employees are...more

Cook County voters’ support of recreational cannabis in non-binding referendum promising for future of Illinois cannabis

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Even as the future of recreational cannabis at the federal level is dim, Illinois may be moving toward a brighter horizon for recreational cannabis. On March 20, 2018, during a state primary voting cycle, Cook County (which...more

Carson Finally Amends Rent Control Rules [Manufactured Housing Alert]

by Cozen O'Connor on

The city of Carson, known for having the most onerous rent control system in California, has amended its MHP rent ordinance. As a result of the years of litigious pressure brought by community owner James Goldstein, the...more

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