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November 7, 2019

Recent and Upcoming Changes to Oregon Pregnancy & Childbirth Accommodations Laws

Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Against that backdrop, the Oregon legislature recently enacted two new laws, changing and clarifying the rules governing pregnancy and childbirth accommodations.

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November 6, 2019

Veterans Day: Going Beyond Giving a Day Off

As Veterans Day approaches, employers are reminded that some states support giving veterans the day off, while others allow other specialized leave time for military service.

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November 4, 2019

New Class Action Suits Claim Stores Must Supply Gifts Cards With Braille

Since October 24, 2019, blind and vision-impaired individuals have filed more than 90 lawsuits claiming that Title III of the ADA and its state and local equivalents require retailers and restaurants that offer gift cards to offer those cards in Braille.

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November 1, 2019

Amendments to San Antonio’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance—and Related Developments Affecting the Lone Star State

Recently the San Antonio City Council approved major changes to the city’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance, which takes effect December 1, 2019. This article reviews paid leave updates out of San Antonio, and elsewhere in Texas.

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October 31, 2019

Westchester County, NY Publishes Paid Safe Leave Guidance as Law Takes Effect

The Westchester County Human Rights Commission has published a host of information to help employers comply with the Westchester County Safe Time Leave Law, which took effect October 30, 2019.

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October 31, 2019

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Amends Mandatory PTO Ordinance Before the Ink Dries

On October 15, 2019, the Bernalillo County, New Mexico Commissioners voted to amend their mandatory paid time off (PTO) ordinance, enacted only two months earlier.

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October 18, 2019

Canadian Employers Must Navigate a Patchwork of Family Status Accommodation Requirements

Adjudicators in Canada utilize different tests to analyze whether an employer has a duty to accommodate family status; the standard is more stringent in some jurisdictions than in others and the outcome may differ based on the test applied.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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October 11, 2019

What are Employee Entitlements and Employer Obligations During the Upcoming Canadian Federal Election?

The Canadian federal election is just around the corner—Monday, October 21, 2019 (Election Day). The Canada Elections Act sets out the law regarding employees’ voting entitlements on Election Day, as well as employer obligations.

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October 10, 2019

Dear Littler: Should I Allow Leave for Domestic Abuse Affecting an Employee’s Family Member?

An employee just asked for time off to help her sister deal with an abusive situation. What are our obligations?

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