Aug
24
2018
ASAP

NY Agencies Publish Draft Sexual Harassment Model Policy, Complaint Form, and Training

On August 23, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that contains a model policy, model complaint form, and model training in accordance with the state’s new sexual harassment law.

Aug
23
2018
ASAP

Illinois Expands Protections for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

On August 21, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 1595, amending the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.

Aug
22
2018
ASAP

2018 VETS-4212 Filing Season is Here; Deadline is September 30

On August 1, 2018, the DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) opened the filing season for the 2018 VETS-4212 report.

Aug
21
2018
Podcast

New and Already Improved! California Clarifies Its Salary History Ban

Bruce Sarchet and Corinn Jackson discuss recently-adopted amendments to the California salary history ban.

Aug
21
2018
Insight

Texas Two-Step: San Antonio Joins Austin in Mandating Paid Sick and Safe Leave; Then Court Enjoins Austin Law from Taking Effect During Appeal

On August 16, 2018, the San Antonio City Council adopted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance which, aside from minor linguistic differences, is identical to the ordinance passed earlier this year in Austin.

Aug
17
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Extends Period to Make Hurricane-Related Retirement Plan Distributions

The PR Treasury has extended the period allowing Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria to make distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs at a preferential tax rate.

Aug
16
2018
ASAP

No Dire Straits for Workers Involved in Labor Disputes in N.J. as Governor Expands Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits

On Friday, August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the State’s unemployment insurance law to provide benefits to employees in a variety of new circumstances, where unemployment stems from a labor dispute.

Aug
15
2018
ASAP

Court Rules Federal Railway Unemployment Insurance Act Completely Preempts Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Focused Reviews Coming in FY 2019

The OFCCP has issued a new directive announcing a plan to implement focused reviews of contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA.

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Orders Staff to Respect Contractors' Religious Freedoms

The OFCCP has issued a new directive instructing staff to take into account in their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity enforcement activities recent opinions and executive orders addressing religious freedoms.

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