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August 1, 2019

Illinois Hops on the Equal Pay Bandwagon: Amends Equal Pay Law, Enacts Salary History Ban

On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 834 into law, strengthening the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003. Key changes take effect on September 29, 2019 and include a ban on the solicitation of salary history data from applicants.

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August 1, 2019

UK Supreme Court Revises Test for Evaluating Post-termination Restrictions

To much fanfare and the great excitement of many employment lawyers, the UK Supreme Court recently delivered its first judgment on employment post-termination restrictions for a century.

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July 29, 2019

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Amendments Expand Employment Protections

New Jersey has expanded its medical marijuana program and—for the first time since the state enacted the law—adopted formal protections for employees and job applicants who use what is now called “medical cannabis.”

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July 26, 2019

Chicago is the Latest City to Enact a Predictive Scheduling Law

The Chicago City Council approved the “Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance” on July 24, 2019. The Ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2020.

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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 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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July 15, 2019

Maine and New Hampshire Join the Ranks of States Restricting Use of Noncompete Agreements – with Rhode Island on the Cusp

In recent weeks, Maine and New Hampshire each enacted a law prohibiting the use of noncompete agreements with lower wage earners. Shortly thereafter, on July 11, 2019, the Rhode Island legislature sent a similar bill to Governor Raimondo’s desk.

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July 15, 2019

NYC Public Accommodations Will be Required to Post Signs that Portable Ramps are Available

Starting January 1, 2020, New York City public accommodations that provide portable ramps for entrance accessibility will be required to post signs advertising portable ramp availability and listing a phone number for portable ramp requests.

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July 12, 2019

You Can’t Touch My Hair: California Bans Racial Discrimination Based on Hairstyle with CROWN Act

On July 3, California made history by enacting the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, becoming the first state to ban discrimination on the basis of hairstyles associated with race.

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