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June 14, 2019

New Deadlines For Massachusetts Employers Under the Paid Family Medical Leave Program

On June 13, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an emergency bill amending the Paid Family Medical Leave law, changing three key deadlines affecting employers.

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June 14, 2019

Puerto Rico DOL Issues Guidance on Law Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

On May 2019, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor (PRDOL) revised and updated its Protocol on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination pursuant to Act No. 22 of 2013.

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June 13, 2019

Connecticut Set to Offer Most Generous Paid Family Leave Benefits in the Country

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.

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June 13, 2019

Nevada’s Continued Efforts to Increase the Minimum Wage

In Nevada’s current legislative session, two separate measures designed to raise the Nevada minimum wage were passed.

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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 12, 2019

Anticipated Three-Month Delay for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

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.

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June 11, 2019

Reminder to Post New York State Election Leave Notices

All New York State employers must post a notice of rights in accordance with a recent amendment to the state’s election leave law on or before June 15, 2019.

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June 11, 2019

Offshore Drilling Companies Can Rest Easy: Supreme Court Holds California Wage and Hour Law Inapplicable to Certain Rig Workers

On June 10, 2019, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state wage and hour laws do not apply to certain drilling rig employees working off the California coast.

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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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