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July 2, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Employers Can’t Require Applicants to Be Permanently Eligible to Work

In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be permanently eligible to work in Canada.

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July 1, 2019

California Extends Paid Family Leave Benefits from 6 to 8 Weeks

On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson (D) signed Senate Bill 83, which, beginning on July 1, 2020, will extend from six to eight weeks the maximum duration of paid family leave benefits individuals may receive under California law.

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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

New Forms and Final Regulations Issued Under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

There has been much activity surrounding the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law, including an extension of the start date for contributions, updated employee notices, and the issuance of final regulations interpreting the law.

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June 24, 2019

Department of Labor Releases Proposed Rule for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

On June 24, the Department of Labor made public its long-awaited proposed rule establishing a process for DOL to advance the development of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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June 24, 2019

Oregon’s New Workplace Fairness Act Limits the Use of Nondisclosure Agreements, Requires Written Antiharassment Policies, and Extends the Time for Filing Claims

Oregon's new law prohibits employers from entering into agreements containing nondisclosure terms, requires employers to adopt specific written policies, and enlarges the period for filing discrimination claims.

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June 20, 2019

New York State Significantly Expands its Workplace Harassment Laws (Again)

As its session draws to a close, the New York State Legislature substantially revised the state’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws this week, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to sign the new measures imminently.

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June 19, 2019

Settlement Agreements Cannot Prevent Nevada Employees from Disclosing Workplace Sex Discrimination or Harassment

Under a new Nevada law, effective July 1, 2019, employers that settle certain allegations involving sex discrimination or sexual offenses will not be able to bar the claimant from talking about the existence of the settlement, or the underlying facts.

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June 19, 2019

New Connecticut Law Addressing Sexual Harassment Imposes Additional Obligations on Employers

On June 18, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Substitute Senate Bill 3, which significantly changes the sexual harassment laws affecting Connecticut employers.

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June 14, 2019

Texas Paid Sick Leave Question of the Hour: What do Employers do Now?

Just when Texas employers thought they were getting a reprieve from mandatory compliance with three separate municipal paid sick leave ordinances, the Texas Legislature failed to pass a bill to preempt all such ordinances from taking effect.

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