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California Enacts New Law to Respond to Trump Administration OSHA Changes

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On September 19, Governor Brown signed AB 2334 (Thurmond) to make various workplace safety and health changes to California law, largely in response to recent activity by the Trump Administration. Among other things, AB 2334...more

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

August 2018 IP Update - Non-Competition Agreements: Massachusetts Meets California Halfway

California has long led the nation in its disdain for noncompetition agreements. Pressed by venture capitalists who believe that this gives California an advantage over other states, the Massachusetts legislature has finally...more

Fisher Phillips

PAGA Is Even Too Much For Labor – Governor Signs Bill to Let Unionized Construction Employers Off the Hook

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In perhaps the ultimate case of, “do as I say, not as I do,” Governor Brown recently signed legislation to provide PAGA relief to one narrow segment of California employers – unionized construction contractors. Employers...more

Weintraub Tobin

To Be Or Not To Be [A New Law]? Countdown On Governor Brown’s Review Of California Employment-Related Bills

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The September 30th deadline for Governor Brown to act on numerous employment-related bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2017-2018 Legislative Term is fast approaching. This Blog summarizes only 21 of the...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

A Second Chance: North Carolina Expands Law Incentivizing Employers to Hire Certain Convicted Felons

North Carolina has enacted a law intended to help employers catch up to the employment demands of a growing economy, while offering some individuals a second chance at earning a living. On June 25, 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Illinois Amends Nursing Mothers In The Workplace Act To Expand Rights Of Breastfeeding Mothers

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Illinois employers should be aware of amendments to the Illinois Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act that expand the rights of employees who need to express milk while they are at work. Both before and after the amendments,...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: Should You Apply for a Voluntary Plan?

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Under Washington’s upcoming Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) insurance program, eligible employees will be entitled to paid family and medical leave, as detailed in our previous advisory....more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Ensuring Your Anti-Sexual Harassment Training and Policy Comply With New York State’s New Laws

As we previously reported, New York City and New York State (NYS) enacted laws in 2018 concerning workplace sexual harassment. Effective Oct. 9, 2018, New York State employers will be required to provide annual anti-sexual...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michigan Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

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On September 5, 2018, Michigan became the 11th state to enact a mandatory paid sick leave law — the Earned Sick Time Act. The act was a citizen petition-initiated measure that the state legislature approved. ...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive: August 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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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

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Legislative Update: Employment Bills Already Signed, Two Weeks Remain

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Jerry Brown has already signed into law legislation covering meal period exceptions for truck drivers delivering commercial feed, adding communications to be considered as “privileged” for purposes...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Wage and Hour Considerations During Weather-Related Emergencies

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, it’s the right time to revisit employer rights and responsibilities during a weather-related emergency or other major disruption. Here are some typical scenarios that...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Medical Marijuana Update – Connecticut Federal Court Provides Guidance to PA Employers on Post-Offer/Pre-Employment Drug Testing

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Two years ago, when the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) passed, we advised employers that the Act contained an express anti-discrimination provision providing that...more

Proskauer - Employee Benefits & Executive...

ERISA Doesn’t Preempt Nevada Law Limiting General Contractors’ Obligations To Pay Delinquent Contributions

The Ninth Circuit recently held that ERISA does not preempt a Nevada state law that curtailed the ability of multiemployer plans to recover unpaid employer contributions. Under Nevada law SB 223, general contractors can be...more

Littler

Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue to Raise Important Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance Issues

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Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws. Following a multi-million dollar settlement by a leading retailer earlier this year, a recent...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

Seattle Delays I-124 Medical Requirements

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Pending the results of a lawsuit challenging the medical requirements under the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (“I-124”), the City of Seattle has agreed to delay enforcement of Part 3 of that law. Part 3...more

LeClairRyan

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2018

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On July 31, 2018, after years of debate and attempts at compromise, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a bill that will fundamentally alter the use of noncompete agree-ments in the Commonwealth. The bill was signed...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part 52: Michigan Legislature Adopts Earned Sick Time Initiative

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a paid sick leave ballot initiative requiring employers to provide employees with earned sick time for certain covered reasons. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Federal Judge Rules that Employer Violated Connecticut Law by Refusing to Hire Medical Marijuana User

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 5, 2018, a federal district court in Connecticut granted summary judgment to a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

New York State and New York City Issue New Compliance Mandates to Address Sexual Harassment

The clock is ticking for all employers in the Empire State, who now have less than a month to meet stringent New York requirements for preventing sexual harassment. The new standards include stronger anti-sexual harassment...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

What is Required of New York Employers Under the Recent Changes to the State and City Sexual Harassment Laws?

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As the #MeToo movement was changing the conversation around sexual harassment nationwide, both New York State and New York City passed laws aimed at changing the way New York employers handle sexual harassment in the...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

California Employment Law Notes - September 2018

Employer Must Obtain Written Authorization To Conduct Background Check - Connor v. First Student, Inc., 2018 WL 3966434 (Cal. S. Ct. 2018) - Eileen Connor worked as a school bus driver for Laidlaw Education Services, a...more

Littler

Connecticut Continues to Extend Protections to Employees under State Medical Marijuana Law, Rejects Federal Preemption Defense

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A Connecticut federal court has issued another decision in the case of Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company LLC, further expanding protections to individuals who are qualified under Connecticut’s Palliative Use of...more

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New Jersey Law Expands Striking Workers’ Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits and Imposes Penalties for Hiring Permanent...

On August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing striking workers to collect unemployment benefits under several new and potentially expansive circumstances. The new law applies to all New...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The SEC has taken its first enforcement action against a hedge fund over its cryptocurrency investments—namely, falsely holding itself out as the “first regulated fund in the U.S. focused on crypto assets.” It also targeted a...more

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