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July 31, 2019

Highest Court in Canada Says Substance, not Form, will Determine Independent Contractor or Employee Status

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an employee or an independent contractor.

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July 30, 2019

Washington State Supreme Court Holds State Law Bars Discrimination Based on Obesity

Washington’s highest court has ruled that obesity is always an “impairment” under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), regardless of whether obesity is related to some other medical condition.

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July 29, 2019

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Amendments Expand Employment Protections

New Jersey has expanded its medical marijuana program and—for the first time since the state enacted the law—adopted formal protections for employees and job applicants who use what is now called “medical cannabis.”

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July 26, 2019

New Jersey Adds to Recent Flood of Salary History Ban Laws

Continuing the recent deluge of salary history ban laws, on July 25, 2019, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed Bill A1094 into law.

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July 26, 2019

Chicago is the Latest City to Enact a Predictive Scheduling Law

The Chicago City Council approved the “Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance” on July 24, 2019. The Ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2020.

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July 26, 2019

New York State Creates Panel to Study Robots, Artificial Intelligence

On July 24, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation creating a statewide panel to study the impact of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics on New York.

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July 25, 2019

Moving Targets: (Possible) Delays to Texas Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

Even though it is less than 10 days before paid sick and safe time (PSST) ordinances in Dallas and San Antonio are/were scheduled to take effect, developments regarding the status of these ordinances are changing daily.

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July 25, 2019

Does Jander Signal the Liberalization of Pleading Standards in Stock-Drop Cases? Signs Point to No

In its 2019-2020 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will have an opportunity to opine on the pleading sufficiency of a duty of prudence claim under ERISA.

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July 24, 2019

OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter on Whether Pre-Approved Pay Analysis Groupings Will be Accepted in Future Audits

On July 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its second Opinion Letter since November 30, 2018, when Directive 2019-03 announced the agency’s intent to begin delivering such guidance to the contractor community.

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