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July 11, 2019

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Vacation Forfeiture Policy Lawful

In a significant decision for employers, a Colorado appellate court recently upheld an employer’s policy requiring forfeiture of accrued, unused vacation at separation of employment, finding the policy did not violate the Colorado Wage Claim Act.

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July 11, 2019

New York Expands Pay Equity Law Beyond Equal Work and Gender and Bans Inquiries into Salary History

On July 10, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation significantly expanding the protections of New York’s Pay Equity Law, and imposing a ban on inquiries into an applicant’s salary history.

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July 2, 2019

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip, and Overtime Developments (June Edition)

Summer, summer, summertime; time to sit back and unwind with minimum wage, overtime, and tip-related developments that occurred in June 2019.

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July 1, 2019

What Employment Issues did the Supreme Court Address this Term, and What’s in Store for 2019-2020?

This article provides a brief overview of the significant employment cases decided this Supreme Court term and provides a preview of the issues on the Court’s 2019-2020 docket.

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June 28, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Absent Exceptional Circumstances, 24 Months is “High End” of Reasonable Notice Award for Certain Managers & Adverse Unilateral Changes to Bonus Plans Must Be Communicated

The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a notice period award to a separated employee, which had exceeded the normal "cap," and also held that the employer could not enforce a termination provision in a bonus plan due to lack of meaningful employee notice.

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June 27, 2019

Friendlier Skies in Rhode Island: Sunday & Holiday Premium Pay Law Held Preempted for Airlines

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays. This decision may allow employers in other industries to challenge the state premium pay law as well.

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June 26, 2019

What ELSE is going on in Washington, DC? Legislative Update for Employers that Operate in the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations upon employers in the District of Columbia. This article reviews recently-enacted laws and their key obligations.

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June 13, 2019

July Is Always the “New January” for Employment Laws, But This Year Takes the Cake!

Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.

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June 13, 2019

Nevada’s Continued Efforts to Increase the Minimum Wage

In Nevada’s current legislative session, two separate measures designed to raise the Nevada minimum wage were passed.

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June 13, 2019

Alabama Enacts Pay Equity Law

On June 10, 2019, Alabama enacted the state’s first wage equity law. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) mimics, in large portion, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), but includes race as a protected classification in addition to sex.

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