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NJ Set to Pass Sick Leave Law

On April 12, the New Jersey Senate passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act. The New Jersey Assembly had passed the bill in March, and Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign it shortly....more

New York City Mandates Cooperative Dialogue for Accommodation Requests

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

New York City maintains some of the most expansive and comprehensive human rights laws in the nation. Two new amendments to the city’s laws, which address the process that employers (and other covered entities, such as public...more

New York Says “#MeToo” as It Enacts Strict Anti-Harassment Measures

by Blank Rome LLP on

On April 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a budget bill that includes significant changes in the obligations of New York employers related to sexual harassment (the “Anti-Harassment Law”). According to the...more

Budget Bill Imposes Sweeping Requirements on Employers Related to Sexual Harassment

by BakerHostetler on

The #MeToo movement is not finished making waves just yet. Governor Cuomo signed a 2019 Budget Bill on April 12, 2018, but the bill did not limit itself to budgetary issues. Instead, it included sweeping revisions to several...more

Got Employees In Massachusetts And New Jersey? What You Need To Know As MA And NJ Employers Are Mandated To Break The Glass...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q. Are there any Equal Pay Acts that apply specifically to employers in Massachusetts and New Jersey? A. On July 1, 2018, an updated equal pay law becomes effective in Massachusetts, referred to as “MEPA” (Massachusetts...more

Sexual Harassment: Recent Amendments Create Significant New Requirements For New York Employers

On April 11 and 12, 2018, the landscape surrounding sexual harassment claims was rewritten by major amendments to applicable New York State and New York City law. Many of the measures mirror legislation that has been...more

Sexual Harassment Bills To Watch Before The California Legislature

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Several significant employment law bills relating to sexual harassment are pending before the California legislature which could significantly affect employer practices. SB-1343 seeks to amend current sexual harassment...more

Maryland Adopts New Sexual Harassment Protections

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

With the Maryland Legislature’s passage of the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, SB1010, Maryland employers will face new restrictions in drafting, renewing, or extending employment agreements....more

Big Trouble In The Big Apple: New York State And NYC Expand Sexual Harassment Laws

Call it the Weinstein effect. Or #MeToo and #TIMESUP momentum. New York State and New York City have passed sweeping laws aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and limiting the use of mandatory arbitration...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2018

by Payne & Fears on

This month’s two key California employment law cases are both significant decisions involving wage and hour laws. Alvarado v. DART Container Corp. of Cal., 4 Cal. 5th 542 (2018) - Summary: California formula for...more

Massachusetts Legislature Pushes Forward With Amended Non-Compete Bill

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

This Blog has previously covered the six non-compete bills that were introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature in 2017 (See articles dated December 27, 2017, and March 2, 2018). On April 17, 2018, the Joint Committee on...more

Washington State Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law

by Littler on

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and to incorporate...more

“Times Up” for New York Employers – Governor Cuomo Signs Historic Anti-Harassment Legislation

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State budget bill, which makes some big changes in the obligations of New York employers relative to sexual harassment. The new law has both...more

Washington Legislature Enacts Multiple Anti-Employer Statutes

In the recently concluded session, Washington legislators enacted numerous laws that will adversely affect employers of all sizes across the State. With so many changes, it is key that employers stay up to date and understand...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

Governor Cuomo Signs 2019 Budget Bill With Significant Provisions Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State 2019 Budget Bill (the “Budget”), which contains, among other things, provisions: • Requiring employers to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that...more

New Jersey Legislature Passes New Pay Equity Bill

The New Jersey state legislature has passed a new pay equity law which will, among other things, make it an unlawful employment practice to pay employees of any protected class under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination...more

Proposed Bill Would Nix Pay Q’s

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives would make it an unfair employment practice under Colorado’s Antidiscrimination Act (CADA) for an employer to seek earnings history for job applicants....more

New Legislation Focused on Preventing Sexual Harassment Included in the 2019 New York State Budget

The unveiling of New York State’s 2019 budget made it clear that the state has maintained its focus on curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. Included in the legislation, which was delivered to the Governor on April 2,...more

Maryland Employers Must Adopt Stricter Sexual Harassment Policies

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Maryland’s Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which awaits Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature, imposes stricter waiver and disclosure requirements regarding sexual harassment on Maryland employers beginning...more

New Pay Equity Law In Washington State

by Littler on

Washington State has joined the ranks of jurisdictions that have adopted expanded equal pay legislation. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) was signed into law on March 21, 2018, and will take effect on June 7, 2018....more

California Departs From the Federal Overtime Calculation Standard - State Supreme Court Retroactively Adopts California Division...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California businesses must follow a different standard than that allowed under the federal rules when calculating overtime to address flat sum bonuses. ...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XLVI: New Jersey Becomes Tenth State to Pass Paid Sick Leave Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Last week, the New Jersey Senate joined the state Assembly in passing a bill that would impose statewide paid sick leave obligations on private employers and, notably, preempt all current and future municipal paid sick leave...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

New York State And City Expand Anti-Harassment Requirements For Employers

by Littler on

Both the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council recently adopted new legislation targeting sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more

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