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New Job Protections For Medical Marijuana Users In New Jersey
Last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (the Act),
United States
23 Aug 2019
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New York State Expected To Vastly Overhaul Harassment/Discrimination Laws Again
As we reported in our blog post, and our summer newsletter, in late June, the New York Legislature passed a bill that vastly changed the discrimination and harassment landscape for employers.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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District Court Decertifies FLSA Collective Action With Independent Contractor Issues
We've commented many times before that relatively few collective actions survive the "second stage" motion to decertify or, relatedly, an unofficial "third stage"...
United States
22 Aug 2019
4
Ninth Circuit Undermines Use Of Time Studies In Disposing Of Wage And Hour Claims In California
Two years ago, we blogged a pair of cases with similar fact patterns and outcomes involving the successful use of time studies
United States
22 Aug 2019
5
California Supreme Court Reopens The Door For SLAPPing Retaliation And Discrimination Claims
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a former employee's retaliation or discrimination claim can be dismissed at the initial stages of litigation via California's anti-SLAPP statute.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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New York State Bans Race Discrimination Based On Hair Texture And Hairstyles
We previously reported that the NYC Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance for employers regarding racial discrimination on the basis of hair under the New York City
United States
22 Aug 2019
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UPDATE: Texas Legislature And Courts Clash With Cities Over Mandatory Sick Leave: What Employers Need To Know
Earlier today, Dallas became the last of the three Texas cities to face a legal challenge to its paid sick leave ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 1.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Paid Family And Medical Leave Is Coming To Oregon
Earlier this month, Oregon passed its own paid family and medical leave act (the act), making it the eighth state in the country to pass such a law. Oregon joins California
United States
22 Aug 2019
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The Fifth Circuit Agrees With Its Sister Circuits That Class Arbitrability Is A Gateway Issue For Courts, Not Arbitrators
In a predictable decision, the Fifth Circuit has held that the availability of class arbitration is a gateway issue for the courts to decide, absent "clear and unmistakable" language in the arbitration agreement to the contrary.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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The Ninth Circuit Withdraws Its Opinion Applying Dynamex Retroactively; Asks California Supreme Court To Decide Instead
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals changed its mind and decided to ask the California Supreme Court to decide whether the California Supreme
United States
20 Aug 2019
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The Weekly Hill Update - July 15, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session
United States
20 Aug 2019
12
New Jersey And Illinois Join The Salary History Ban Train
The Law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
United States
19 Aug 2019
13
Employer's Profit-Sharing Plan Is Not Covered By ERISA, Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds
One of the most fundamental, but often overlooked, defenses in ERISA litigation is that the plaintiff did not allege a violation of an actual ERISA plan
United States
19 Aug 2019
14
Nondisparagement Clauses Post-#MeToo
As a result of the #MeToo movement, several states moved to quash the use of nondisclosure agreements in cases where sexual harassment was alleged.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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House Passes Broad LGBTQ Rights Legislation Ahead Of Supreme Court LGBTQ Decision
As we have previously discussed, there is a circuit split as to whether Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
United States
19 Aug 2019
16
Update On EEO-1 Reporting
With continued confusion around the EEO-1 reporting requirements and deadlines, the EEOC has finally provided some additional details regarding the anticipated opening of the EEO-1
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Increase To Federal Minimum Salary Threshold For Overtime Exemptions
As previously reported in our Employment Law Spotlight blog, after the March 7 unveiling by the DOL of its longawaited proposed rule
United States
19 Aug 2019
18
Connecticut To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour And To Offer Generous PFML
The Connecticut Legislature has been busy! On May 28, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed a minimum wage measure that would raise the Connecticut minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2023,
United States
19 Aug 2019
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The Supreme Court Limits Employers' Defenses In Discrimination Cases
On June 3, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the requirement for complainants to file Title VII claims with the EEOC or the state equivalent prior to filing suit was not jurisdictional,
United States
16 Aug 2019
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NYC Finally Issues Model Sexual Haassment Training
As discussed in our previous New York Quarterly Newsletters, employers in New York City who have 15 or more employees
United States
16 Aug 2019
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