Insight
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July 9, 2018

Supreme Court Year in Review: Union Agency Fees, Travel Restrictions and the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

The U.S. Supreme Court closed out its most recent term, which began in October 2017, with a number of high-profile and ground-breaking decisions.

Insight
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July 9, 2018

Unraveling the Newest Development in the Data Protection Juggernaut: What Does the "California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018" Mean for Employers?

With the May 25, 2018 effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) barely in the rear-view mirror, California’s governor recently signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

ASAP
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July 6, 2018

New York Appellate Court Delivers Big Win to Gig Economy Business

New York’s Third Department appellate court – which has jurisdiction over all state Unemployment Division appeals – recently issued a significant decision for “gig” economy companies with operations in New York.

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July 6, 2018

Hawaii Joins Salary History Ban Trend

On July 5, 2018, Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2351 into law, adding Hawaii to the list of jurisdictions generally prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their prior compensation history.

WPI Report
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July 3, 2018

WPI State of the States: The Legislative Action Is On Opposite Coasts

This month's State of the States highlights those bills that have made their way to a governor's desk, could be headed in that direction, or represent continued legislative trends.

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July 3, 2018

The Regular Rate Riddle in the Massachusetts "Grand Bargain" Legislation

The new Massachusetts “grand bargain” legislation gradually phases out the requirement that retailers pay time-and-a-half for work on Sundays or certain holidays. However, this phase-out has a hidden complication.

Insight
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July 2, 2018

The NLRB Expands the Use of Confidentiality Rules in The Boeing Co.

The NLRB General Counsel’s recent memo provides guidance about how the Board’s The Boeing Co. decision will affect many types of workplace rules, including taking on the challenging task of categorizing confidentiality rules as lawful or unlawful.

ASAP
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July 2, 2018

NYC May Start Enforcing its Law Requiring Fast Food Employers to Facilitate Payroll Deductions to Fund Contributions to Certain Not-For-Profit Organizations

Last June, New York City passed legislation that significantly reduced fast food and retail employers’ flexibility in crafting schedules to meet their legitimate business needs.

ASAP
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June 29, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That State Disability Discrimination Law Requires Proof of Intent to Establish Liability

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently overturned a longstanding line of cases that allowed disabled employees to prevail in discrimination cases without proving the employer intended to discriminate or was even aware that the employee was disabled.

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June 29, 2018

Massachusetts Increases Minimum Wage, Eliminates Premium Pay For Sunday Work, And Enacts New Paid Leave Program

On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker executed legislation that makes sweeping changes to Massachusetts law.

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