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.
The City of St. Louis, Missouri enacted a ban-the-box ordinance prohibiting employers within the city from basing promotions or hiring decisions on an individual’s criminal history or a related sentence. The ordinance will take effect January 1, 2021.
Just as Bears fans are already looking to next season, employers with Illinois operations should look further afield to determine whether and how local (or possibly statewide) paid sick leave changes later in 2020 could affect them.
On December 13, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court provided clarity on the issue of giving references for former employees. This article discusses points to consider when requesting and providing references, given the developing case law.
Among the 153 bills Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on January 21, 2020 was Senate Bill 1791, which amends the New Jersey Wage Payment Law to require employers to provide additional information on employees’ wage statements.