A new law in Puerto Rico provides greater protections for non-exempt private sector employees by prohibiting employers from using sick leave to measure employees’ efficiency in their annual performance evaluations.
The New York City Council has passed another scheduling law that provides employees with additional rights to demand changes to their work schedules, with little flexibility for employers to reject such changes.
On February 1, 2018, Maine will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from adverse employment action based on their use of marijuana and marijuana products, provided the use occurs away from the workplace.
On January 18, 2018, the PR Treasury issued Internal Revenue Informative Bulletin No. 18-03 notifying employers that the sworn statement to report Qualified Payments related to Hurricane Maria must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that a post-employment restriction limiting a former employee’s ability to solicit his former coworkers must meet a heightened "reasonableness" standard to be enforceable.