On July 4, 2018, the DOJ obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act and other sanctuary laws when a California federal court held that certain provisions violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
The Australian State of New South Wales recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which requires covered companies to release an annual statement that details the steps taken to ensure their operations and suppliers do not engage in modern slavery.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many states have been making concerted efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment through proposed legislation. On July 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of those proposals into law.
Starting July 16, 2018, all employers in Brazil must use the new eSocial platform, developed to unify an employer's transmission of employment- and work-related data to various federal government institutions.
On July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to potentially fill the impending U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, which takes effect on July 31, 2018.
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.
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.