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November 12, 2019

Deck the Halls and Pack the Malls: 10 Issues for Seasonal Employee Hiring

The holiday season brings the engagement of seasonal employees, whose brief tenure raises several organizational challenges. This article identifies 10 important legal considerations for employers that plan to hire holiday elves to stock their shelves.

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November 11, 2019

Canada: Alberta Court of Appeal Reminds Adjudicators to Take a Modern Approach to Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

Two years after the #MeToo Movement made the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace known worldwide, the Alberta Court of Appeal in a recent decision offered some important commentary.

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November 1, 2019

Dollar General Reaches Settlement with the EEOC in Years-Long Background Check Bias Suit

Employers should continue to exercise caution and care in drafting their criminal record screening policies. A recent settlement by Dollar General and the EEOC underscores this point.

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October 23, 2019

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Recent Developments Across Europe

Our European practice, spread across 13 offices in the region’s most robust economies, can provide a single point of contact for clients’ global labor and employment needs. Here we highlight significant current issues in seven European countries.

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October 21, 2019

Has #MeToo Created a New Claim of Male-Bias Discrimination?

The Second Circuit recently laid out warnings that employers, faced with both an onslaught of #MeToo claims and the efforts of federal, state and local legislators to make harassment claims easier to prove and harder to settle, need to consider seriously.

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October 21, 2019

You’re Rehired? New California Law Prohibits No-Rehire Provisions in Settlement Agreements

Upending the longstanding practice of employers including no-rehire clauses in agreements resolving employment disputes, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that will prohibit such provisions in employment settlement agreements.

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October 18, 2019

Canadian Employers Must Navigate a Patchwork of Family Status Accommodation Requirements

Adjudicators in Canada utilize different tests to analyze whether an employer has a duty to accommodate family status; the standard is more stringent in some jurisdictions than in others and the outcome may differ based on the test applied.

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October 15, 2019

Today’s Affinity Groups: Risks and Rewards

Affinity groups bring together employees with similar backgrounds or interests and can have a powerful influence in the workplace. Employers that have, or are exploring establishing, affinity groups, must consider several legal and practical issues.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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September 27, 2019

Sharp Curve Ahead! An Employer’s Roadmap to Recent Legislative Developments in Illinois

The Illinois legislature has been quite active, leaving many employers wondering: “Is Illinois the new California?”

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