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November 5, 2019

United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Since it was established in 2014, a United Nations Inter-Governmental Working Group has met annually to develop a multilateral treaty to attempt to hold businesses legally accountable for harms that may be related to their global operations.

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November 5, 2019

The 60-Day Countdown to Compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule changing the "white collar" overtime…

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November 1, 2019

Dollar General Reaches Settlement with the EEOC in Years-Long Background Check Bias Suit

Employers should continue to exercise caution and care in drafting their criminal record screening policies. A recent settlement by Dollar General and the EEOC underscores this point.

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November 1, 2019

Amendments to San Antonio’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance—and Related Developments Affecting the Lone Star State

Recently the San Antonio City Council approved major changes to the city’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance, which takes effect December 1, 2019. This article reviews paid leave updates out of San Antonio, and elsewhere in Texas.

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October 23, 2019

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Recent Developments Across Europe

Our European practice, spread across 13 offices in the region’s most robust economies, can provide a single point of contact for clients’ global labor and employment needs. Here we highlight significant current issues in seven European countries.

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October 21, 2019

Has #MeToo Created a New Claim of Male-Bias Discrimination?

The Second Circuit recently laid out warnings that employers, faced with both an onslaught of #MeToo claims and the efforts of federal, state and local legislators to make harassment claims easier to prove and harder to settle, need to consider seriously.

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October 18, 2019

Canadian Employers Must Navigate a Patchwork of Family Status Accommodation Requirements

Adjudicators in Canada utilize different tests to analyze whether an employer has a duty to accommodate family status; the standard is more stringent in some jurisdictions than in others and the outcome may differ based on the test applied.

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October 15, 2019

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Global Human Rights Topics

Human rights issues increasingly require the assistance of experienced counsel to help employers navigate very fluid and complex legal, business and societal considerations. This article illuminates key topics facing the international business community.

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October 15, 2019

Today’s Affinity Groups: Risks and Rewards

Affinity groups bring together employees with similar backgrounds or interests and can have a powerful influence in the workplace. Employers that have, or are exploring establishing, affinity groups, must consider several legal and practical issues.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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