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February 10, 2020

UK: What constitutes a protected philosophical belief?

At the end of 2019, courts in the UK decided that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief under discrimination legislation. This decision begs the question: what do you actually need in order for a belief to be protected by UK equality laws?

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February 10, 2020

“Ethical veganism” is a protected belief in the UK – what does that mean for employers?

In 2019, the scope of “protected beliefs” hit headlines as a tribunal found that ”ethical veganism” — a form of veganism that involves avoiding all forms of animal exploitation and harm in all aspects of life — was protected by the UK’s Equality Act 2010.

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January 31, 2020

The Coronavirus: Specific Issues for the Chinese Workforce

The virus and the related measures to limit its spread raise a number of challenges for employers with operations in China.

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January 28, 2020

Illinois Employers Are Due for a Check-Up: 2020 Paid Sick Leave Updates

Just as Bears fans are already looking to next season, employers with Illinois operations should look further afield to determine whether and how local (or possibly statewide) paid sick leave changes later in 2020 could affect them.

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January 23, 2020

Littler Lightbulb: Tips for Handling Workplace Issues Related to the Big Game and Other Madness

As we near two heavily followed sporting events—the Super Bowl and the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament—employers may notice flagging focus from employee fans.

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January 23, 2020

DC Employers Must Notify Employees of Their Right to Paid Leave

Starting February 1, 2020, covered District of Columbia employers must notify employees about their right to paid leave under the DC Paid Family Leave Act.

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January 15, 2020

New Jersey Department of Labor Releases Final Regulations for Earned Sick Leave Law

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently issued long-awaited regulations regarding enforcement of New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law and its responses to comments about the initially proposed regulations.

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January 8, 2020

Latest Set of DOL Opinion Letters Clarify FLSA Salary Basis and Overtime Calculations, FMLA Eligibility Determinations for Public Agencies

Getting the new year off to a quick start, the United States Department of Labor issued three Opinion Letters on January 7, 2020.

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January 8, 2020

15 Key Developments in Canadian Labour & Employment Law in 2019

Canada saw significant developments in labour and employment law in 2019. Here is our Littler LLP overview of 15 key developments in 2019 with links to more detailed articles and commentary.

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January 6, 2020

How Might Virginia’s New Legislative Trifecta Affect Employers in the Commonwealth in 2020?

In the November 2019 election Virginia gained a Democratic “trifecta”—both legislative chambers and the governorship are now controlled by one political party. What will this mean for Virginia employers during the coming year?

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