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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 21, 2019

How to Manage an ICE Site Visit

The recent ICE raid in Mississippi illustrates the need for employers to adopt the proper protocol for ICE investigations.

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August 15, 2019

EEOC Provides Guidance on EEO-1 Filing for Non-Binary Employees

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released guidance in an FAQ to employers as to how they should report non-binary employees on Form EEO-1.

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August 13, 2019

Illinois’ New #MeToo-Inspired Law Creates Sweeping Employer Obligations

In line with recently passed legislation in New York and California, Illinois’ legislature rallied to create a bill that would help increase employee protections by combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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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 12, 2019

New Jersey Adds Sharp Teeth, and Employer Notice Duty, to Wage and Hour Law

New Jersey recently enacted its Wage Theft Law, transforming the state’s wage and hour laws into one of the most robust in the country. The law substantially expands the civil and criminal recourse available for nonpayment of wages and retaliation.

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August 12, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Courts Continue to Recognize Intermediate Category of Worker

Recent case law on the distinction between an employee and independent contractor for wrongful dismissal purposes would suggest that even if the court does not find the individual to be an employee, it might nonetheless apply an intermediate status.

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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 5, 2019

Toledo Becomes Second Ohio City to Pass Salary History Ban

Toledo, Ohio recently adopted the Pay Equity Act to Prohibit the Inquiry and Use of Salary History in Hiring Practices. The ordinance generally prohibits employers or their agents from asking about, screening or relying on the wage history of applicants.

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