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February 26, 2020

#MeToo: In Defense of Nondisclosure Agreements

Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs) have recently come under fire within the #MeToo debate.

Dear Littler
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February 25, 2020

Dear Littler: What to Do When an Employee Threatens Suicide?

One of our employees told a coworker that she is very depressed and contemplating suicide. What should we do to help our employee get the help she needs, and ensure we are meeting any duties we might have as her employer?

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February 25, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Calculation of Reasonable Notice Period When a Contractor Becomes an Employee

A recent decision—concerning the wrongful dismissal claim of a contractor who worked for a business for 10 years before becoming an employee—considers key questions about the calculation of reasonable notice, when the employee later separates.

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February 25, 2020

Canada: Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Federally Regulated Employees Can Make Unjust Dismissal Complaints after Signing Releases

Recently, in Bank of Montreal v. Li, 2020 FCA 22, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's decision that federally regulated employees can make a complaint for unjust dismissal despite signing a release and settlement agreement.

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February 13, 2020

Ontario, Canada: New “False Light” Privacy Tort and How It Might Impact Employers

A recent family law decision proves significant beyond the family law context, including in the employment law context. The decision in Yenovkian v. Gulian marks the first time the privacy tort of false light publicity has been recognized in Canada.

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February 13, 2020

Legislative Highlights for Oregon Employers in 2020

Oregon’s active 2019 legislative session has prompted the need for several policy and handbook updates for employers doing business in Oregon. This Insight provides an overview of the most notable recent employment law developments in Oregon.

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February 12, 2020

New Year, New Local Ban-the-Box Restrictions on Background Checks

With the start of a new year—and a new decade—employers in San Francisco, California, Waterloo, Iowa, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, must follow new “ban-the-box” laws restricting their use of criminal records in hiring and personnel decisions.

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February 11, 2020

Coronavirus: What are an Employer’s Obligations in Various Asian Countries?

As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, so do companies’ and governments’ approaches to monitoring and helping avoid the spread of the virus.

ASAP
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February 11, 2020

Third Circuit Lifts Preliminary Injunction and Green Lights Philadelphia’s Salary History Ordinance

On February 6, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Philadelphia’s salary history ordinance and reversed the lower court's decision, which had held that one of the ordinance’s provisions was unconstitutional.

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February 10, 2020

UK: What constitutes a protected philosophical belief?

At the end of 2019, courts in the UK decided that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief under discrimination legislation. This decision begs the question: what do you actually need in order for a belief to be protected by UK equality laws?

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