Connecticut continues to add to its roster of employee-friendly laws. The legislative session has ended, and Governor Lamont is expected to sign into law a bill that creates what appears to be the most generous paid family leave program in the country.
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.
In a statement issued from Beacon Hill on June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, along with state house and senate leadership, announced that they agreed to implement a three-month delay to the state Paid Family and Medical Leave program.
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.
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.