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August 29, 2019

Five Employer Considerations as Hurricane Dorian Approaches Florida

As Florida residents and tourists prepare for Dorian, this article discusses five issues affected employers may consider as they face employee safety issues, possible property damage, and potential work closures.

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August 28, 2019

Ontario, Canada: When an Employment Contract Is Frustrated Due to the Employee’s Permanent Disability, the Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Ends

Employers in Ontario will likely welcome the decision in Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188 (Divisional Court), which addressed the scope of the duty to accommodate in the event of an employee’s permanent disability.

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August 27, 2019

Mandatory PTO Trend Continues with Bernalillo County, New Mexico Ordinance

The Bernalillo County, New Mexico Commissioners have enacted the "Employee Wellness Act," which, though originally styled as a paid sick leave law, as amended requires covered employers to provide paid time off that employees can use for any reason.

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August 12, 2019

Minneapolis Follows the State’s Lead and Enacts its Own Wage Theft Ordinance

On August 8, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, creating new requirements for Minneapolis employers and giving the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforcement power.

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August 8, 2019

Puerto Rico Enacts Law Providing Unpaid Leave and Reasonable Accommodation for Victims of Abuse

On August 1, 2019, just a day prior to his resignation as Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló signed into law Act No. 83, a very detailed leave statute applicable to public and private employers.

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August 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: Legislative Action Heats up in July

Although most state legislatures have adjourned for 2019 or are in recess, those still in active session finalized several new employment laws in July.

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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 24, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: New Employment Laws in Nevada

The Nevada Legislature had a busy 80th session in 2019, enacting a vast array of new laws affecting employers. This article briefly discusses several key developments that are in effect or will become effective in the State of Nevada.

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July 23, 2019

Canada: Massive Overhaul of the Canada Labour Code Pending

A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the Canadian federal election in October.

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July 18, 2019

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Pittsburgh's Authority to Enact Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, Revives "Dead" Law

On July 17, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held the City of Pittsburgh's Paid Sick Days Act (PSDA) was a valid exercise of the City's "express statutory authority to legislate in furtherance of disease control and prevention."

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