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January 21, 2020

Canada: Supreme Court Limits Safety Inspection Duty of Federally-regulated Employers to Workplaces under their Control

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the extent of a federally-regulated employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code, holding that the duty to inspect extends only to workplaces an employer controls.

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January 21, 2020

New Jersey WARN Act Radically Expanded

Reducing your New Jersey workforce just became more expensive. On January 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3170, radically expanding employers’ advance notice and severance pay obligations under NJ WARN.

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January 21, 2020

California Supreme Court Grants Review of Dynamex Retroactivity – Again

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the California Supreme Court agreed to review a second case raising questions as to the scope and retroactivity of its landmark 2018 Dynamex decision.

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January 21, 2020

California’s Expanded Red Flag Law Empowers Employers to Seek Gun Violence Restraining Orders; Other States May Follow Suit

More states are enacting so-called “red flag laws,” which allow certain entities and/or individuals to obtain restraining orders to remove firearms from an individual deemed by the courts to be a threat to themselves or others.

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January 21, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2018, finding a 2% increase in fatalities from the prior year, including notable increases in overdoses and suicides at work.

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January 17, 2020

Puerto Rico Working Women’s Bill of Rights Includes New Posting Requirement

On January 3, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed Law No. 9-2020, known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights.

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January 15, 2020

Connecticut’s New Restaurant Wage Law Codifies “80/20 Rule” for Tipped Employees

Connecticut has enacted legislation that attempts to clarify how restaurants and other hospitality industry employers must pay workers who receive tips in customer service jobs that also require untipped work.

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January 15, 2020

New Jersey Department of Labor Releases Final Regulations for Earned Sick Leave Law

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently issued long-awaited regulations regarding enforcement of New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law and its responses to comments about the initially proposed regulations.

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January 15, 2020

Employees’ Compensation Following the Earthquake Situation in Puerto Rico

Since late December 2019, a series of earthquakes and aftershocks have struck the southwest region of Puerto Rico, causing many structures to collapse or to sustain severe structural damage.

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January 14, 2020

Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury Announces 2020 Limits on Qualified Retirement Plans

On December 28, 2019, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Internal Revenue Circular Letter No. 19-17 announcing the applicable limits for Puerto Rico qualified retirement plans for 2020.

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