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March 22, 2019

Massachusetts Private Plan Exemption Applications will be Available to Employers on April 29

The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML) will require most private employers to provide covered individuals with paid family and medical leave funded through a payroll tax.

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March 22, 2019

South Carolina Supreme Court Opens Door to Holding Drug-Testing Companies Liable for Negligence

On March 21, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court answered a certified question that will impact third-party vendors under contract with South Carolina employers to conduct employee drug testing.

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March 21, 2019

New Jersey Poised to Enact First Recreational Marijuana Law Protecting Workers from Adverse Employment Action

Draft legislation limits employer action on off-work marijuana use; penalizes employer consideration of arrests or convictions for marijuana offenses in any jurisdiction.

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March 21, 2019

DOL to Publish “White Collar” Exemption Proposed Rule, Triggering 60-Day Comment Period

On March 22, 2019, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division will publish in the Federal Register its proposed rule to revise the overtime exemption regulations for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees.

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March 21, 2019

Facebook Settles Claims Alleging Discriminatory Ad Targeting

On March 19, 2019, Facebook settled several lawsuits brought related to the placement of employment advertisements on its website aimed at selected users based on their age or gender.

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March 20, 2019

In Oklahoma, Medical Use of Marijuana Is OK, But Employers Now Have Enhanced Rights to Act

On March 12, 2019, Oklahoma Governor Stitt signed into law the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Use and Protection Act.

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March 20, 2019

New Jersey Enacts Bill Banning NDAs for Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Claims . . . and Fundamentally Attacking Arbitration Agreements

As expected, on March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy added New Jersey to the growing list of states that have chosen to legislate significant contractual limitations upon an employer’s right to enter into certain nondisclosure agreements (NDAs).

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March 19, 2019

EEOC Portal Opens for EEO-1 Filings With No Word on Employee Compensation

On March 18, 2019, the EEO-1 filing portal opened, allowing employers with 100 or more employees and covered federal contractors with 50 or more employees to begin filing EEO-1 reports.

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March 18, 2019

Enhancing the “Human” in “Human Resources” – How AI Can Unlock Talent and Eliminate Bias

In this podcast, Aaron Crews, Littler’s Chief Data Analytics Officer, discusses potential uses for AI in supporting HR decisionmaking with Athena Karp, the CEO and cofounder of HiredScore.

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March 18, 2019

DOL Issues Three Opinion Letters Regarding Employer Designation of FMLA Leave, Bonuses to Employee Volunteers, and Compensation of Residential Janitors

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued three new opinion letters on March 14, 2019.

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