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February 19, 2019

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising the Statewide Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

On February 19, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the “Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act,” which raises the state’s minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2025.

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February 14, 2019

New Zealand Privacy Bill Would Add Authorization and Data Breach Notification Requirements

As a proposed Privacy Bill works its way through the New Zealand Parliament, key changes aim to strengthen the protection of confidential and personal information. The Bill is intended to modernize privacy regulations and adopt provisions from the GDPR.

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February 14, 2019

What Do California's New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Mean for Staffing Firms?

California's revised sexual harassment training law presents new challenges for the staffing firm industry and its diverse working environments.

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February 13, 2019

Dear Littler: Love Is In the (Recirculated) Air – How Do We Handle Office Romances?

One of our store managers, Romeo, called today to inform me that he is now dating the assistant manager, Juliet, at his location in Los Angeles. How do I handle this uncomfortable situation?

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February 13, 2019

Certainty is (Even Closer) on the Horizon for the New York Home Care Industry

A New York court will soon decide the fate of a rule governing how certain home care attendants are paid.

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February 13, 2019

Puerto Rico Treasury Extends Deadlines to Request Federal Employee Retention Benefit After Hurricanes Irma And María

The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury has extended until March 31, 2019 the deadline to request the Federal Employee Retention Benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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February 12, 2019

Significant Changes to Japan's Labor Laws Will Take Effect in April 2019: Are You Prepared?

Japan recently made significant revisions to its labor laws. Most of the amendments take effect in April 2019. Employers that have operations in Japan need to take immediate action to comply with the new requirements.

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February 12, 2019

UK: From Alcoholism to Exhibitionism—When the Law Says a Condition is Not a Disability

Although many HR professionals in the United Kingdom who deal with disability discrimination issues are all too familiar with the legal definition of a “disability” in the Equality Act 2010, many are unaware of the various exclusions to that definition.

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February 11, 2019

Indiana Supreme Court: Driver for Large Vehicle Transportation Matching Service Properly Classified as Independent Contractor

Resolving split decisions among Indiana Court of Appeals panels, the Indiana Supreme Court recently held that a transportation matching service properly classified a driver as an independent contractor.

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February 8, 2019

Unfair Competition: What Happened in 2018, and What's in Store for 2019

From sweeping legislation to unexpected case law, and everything in between, 2018 brought a lot of changes to unfair competition law.

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