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June 19, 2019

Illinois Poised to Protect Marijuana Users from Adverse Employment Actions as Part of Marijuana Legalization Legislation

On June 4, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB 1438). The law, once enacted, will provide expansive workplace protections to marijuana users.

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June 14, 2019

UK Court Upholds Dismissal Based on Religious Employee’s Workplace Proselytising

The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom recently held that the dismissal of a nurse for improperly proselytising at work was fair, where the nurse often entered into impermissible religious discussion with patients.

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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

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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June 11, 2019

Nova Scotia, Canada: Is Sex Addiction a Disability that Must be Accommodated?

A recent labour arbitration case in Nova Scotia considered whether an employee who masturbated while watching pornography in a workplace bathroom stall had a sex addiction, and whether sex addiction is a disability that employers must accommodate.

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June 10, 2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts—Including Those Governing Unjust Dismissal Claims—are Valid and Enforceable

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court recently issued a judgment in José Méndez et al v. Carso Construction, validating an arbitration clause that covers a claim under the Puerto Rico Unjust Dismissal statute.

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June 5, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Arbitrator Reinstates Nurse Who Misappropriated Narcotics from Patients for Her Own Use and Falsified Records to Cover It Up

Earlier this year, a labour arbitrator rendered a decision that sends a clear warning to employers in Ontario about how to handle employees with substance abuse disorders.

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May 31, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri Joins National Movement to Ban Salary History Inquiries

Kansas City, Missouri joined the growing list of cities with salary history bans, aligning with a national trend that continues to gain momentum.

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May 28, 2019

Nevada Expands Mandatory Occupational Safety Training to Conventions and Trade Shows

Through the recent passage of Senate Bill No. 119, the Nevada Legislature further expanded mandatory safety training — this time to now include employees performing work at sites primarily used for trade shows, conventions and related activities.

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