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May 14, 2019

UK: Employers Can Discipline Workers Before a Criminal Investigation Ends

The United Kingdom (U.K.) Court of Appeal recently confirmed that employers usually can conduct internal investigations and disciplinary procedures when an employee is also subject to related criminal proceedings.

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May 9, 2019

Washington State Enacts Comprehensive Noncompete Reform

On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (HB 1450), radically altering the law governing noncompetition agreements and moonlighting prohibitions in Washington State.

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May 8, 2019

Washington Legislature Passes the Washington State Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Act to Permit Affirmative Action in Public Employment, Education, and Contracting

For 20 years, public agencies in Washington State have been barred from favoring or discriminating against applicants, employees, or contractors based on sex, ethnicity, color, race, or national origin.

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May 8, 2019

Ruling Raises Important Considerations for Independent Contractor Background Screening

A federal court’s recent decision demonstrates the value in reviewing all documents related to the independent contractor background screening process to attempt to solidify potential defenses to expansive class-action claims.

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May 7, 2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Holds that an Employee’s Felony Indictment Constitutes Just Cause for Termination

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court recently held that that a felony indictment constitutes just cause for termination under Puerto Rico’s Unjust Dismissal statute, Act No. 80 of May 30, 1976 (Act 80).

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May 6, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Reducing the Risk That an Employer’s Release of Claims is Found Unenforceable

When an Ontario employee executes a well-drafted release of claims upon termination, there may still be a risk that a court will conclude the release is unenforceable because it is unconscionable.

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May 6, 2019

New Zealand: Critical Employment Law Changes

New Zealand employers should be aware that there are several significant legislative changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 taking effect this spring. This article briefly reviews key amendments that recently took effect – or take effect today.

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May 2, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Sexually Harassed Employee Wins the Battle but Loses the War When she is Awarded Damages But is Ordered to Pay More to Her Employer for Costs

A recent decision puts employers in Ontario on notice that if they re-hire an employee who has a history of victimizing a current employee, and the current employee finds continued employment intolerable, they risk liability for constructive dismissal.

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April 24, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Court Takes on Employer Termination Conduct

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently rendered a decision addressing termination conduct that serves as a cautionary tale for employers.

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April 22, 2019

Dear Littler: Am I the Only GC Who Doesn’t Fully Embrace Implicit Bias Training?

Dear Littler: I am General Counsel at a large, well-known company, and I’m having a hard time endorsing "implicit bias training." Am I the only GC who has concerns about this kind of training? What am I missing?

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