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Aug
2
2018
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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompete Reform

After years of negotiation, on July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature finally was able to pass legislation that, if signed by Governor Charlie Baker, would significantly limit the enforceability of noncompetition agreements in the Commonwealth.

Aug
2
2018
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OSHA Proposes to Rescind Major Portions of its Electronic Reporting Rule

On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to abolish much of the existing electronic reporting obligations for establishments with 250 or more employees.

Aug
1
2018
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Sixth Circuit Rejects Argument that Full-Time Job Requires Full-Time Hours in ADA Failure to Accommodate Case

Holding that full-time presence at the workplace is not always an essential job function, the Sixth Circuit recently reversed summary judgment in favor of the employer in an Americans with Disabilities Act failure to accommodate case.

Jul
31
2018
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Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage for Construction Workers in Government-Funded Construction Projects

On July 30, 2018, the governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2018-033, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers and requiring the use of project labor agreements in government-funded construction projects.

Jul
27
2018
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OSHA Update: Court of Appeals Upholds Employer's Criminal Liability and Maximum Fine in Employee's Death

On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a verdict that had found an employer criminally liable for an employee's fatal fall.

Jul
26
2018
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Change at the Top: Ondray Harris Stepping Down as OFCCP Director

Littler has confirmed that Ondray Harris will be stepping down as head of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) effective July 27, 2018.

Jul
26
2018
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UK Supreme Court Rules that Notice of Termination Requires Actual Employee Notice to Be Effective in the Absence of Express Contractual Provision

When will an employee’s employment terminate if they do not receive a termination letter until they return from a holiday? The U.K. Supreme Court examined this issue, and announced a new rule requiring actual notice.

Jul
23
2018
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Visa Denial Results in Imminent Deportation for Foreign Nationals

Earlier this month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768, which called for enhancing public safety in the United States through immigration policies.

Jul
19
2018
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House Members Introduce Bipartisan Anti-Harassment Legislation

On July 17, 2018, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation targeting workplace harassment.

Jul
18
2018
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Chicago Considers Fair Workweek Ordinance

The Chicago City Council is considering the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which, if passed, would severely limit Chicago employers’ ability to change employees’ posted schedules, and would otherwise encumber employers in employee scheduling.

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