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Insight
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February 10, 2020

“Ethical veganism” is a protected belief in the UK – what does that mean for employers?

In 2019, the scope of “protected beliefs” hit headlines as a tribunal found that ”ethical veganism” — a form of veganism that involves avoiding all forms of animal exploitation and harm in all aspects of life — was protected by the UK’s Equality Act 2010.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2020

WPI State of the States: New Year, New Legislative Trends

The year 2020 is already shaping up to be quite active on the employment law front, and a quarter of U.S. states have yet to convene their 2020 legislative sessions.

ASAP
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February 3, 2020

Eagerly Anticipated Guidance on Illinois’ Sexual Harassment Prevention and Training Requirements Released

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has answered the call for clarity and provided guidance on the sexual harassment prevention measures necessitated by the Workplace Transparency Act, which amended the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Insight
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January 29, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Entitlement to Benefits for Stress under the WSIA May Bar Constructive Dismissal Claims for Bullying and Harassment

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal issued a welcome decision for employers when it confirmed that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act precludes an employee's civil claim if that claim is based on harassment and bullying.

ASAP
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January 27, 2020

New York Releases FAQs on Statewide Salary History Ban

Recently, the New York Department of Labor released a series of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify changes to New York state law that prohibit employer inquiries into the salary history of applicants and employees, which took effect on January 6, 2020.

ASAP
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January 17, 2020

Puerto Rico Working Women’s Bill of Rights Includes New Posting Requirement

On January 3, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed Law No. 9-2020, known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights.

Insight
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January 8, 2020

15 Key Developments in Canadian Labour & Employment Law in 2019

Canada saw significant developments in labour and employment law in 2019. Here is our Littler LLP overview of 15 key developments in 2019 with links to more detailed articles and commentary.

Insight
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January 6, 2020

How Might Virginia’s New Legislative Trifecta Affect Employers in the Commonwealth in 2020?

In the November 2019 election Virginia gained a Democratic “trifecta”—both legislative chambers and the governorship are now controlled by one political party. What will this mean for Virginia employers during the coming year?

ASAP
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January 6, 2020

New Year, New Trend? New York to Require Corporate Reporting on Number of Women on the Board

New York State recently enacted a new law mandating a study of the proportion of female members on the boards of corporations authorized to do business in the state. The law requires corporations to report the number of women sitting on their boards.

ASAP
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January 2, 2020

EEOC Rescinds Policy Statement Disfavoring Arbitration Agreements

As part of its efforts to rescind outdated guidance on a rolling basis, the EEOC recently dispensed with a 22-year-old policy statement that disfavored mandatory arbitration agreements between employers and employees.

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