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November 4, 2019

New Legislation Precludes Employers in Puerto Rico from Using Credit Reports or Credit History to Take Employment Actions

On October 8, 2019, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed a law that restricts an employer’s use of an employee’s or job applicant’s credit history or report.

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October 21, 2019

Has #MeToo Created a New Claim of Male-Bias Discrimination?

The Second Circuit recently laid out warnings that employers, faced with both an onslaught of #MeToo claims and the efforts of federal, state and local legislators to make harassment claims easier to prove and harder to settle, need to consider seriously.

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October 21, 2019

You’re Rehired? New California Law Prohibits No-Rehire Provisions in Settlement Agreements

Upending the longstanding practice of employers including no-rehire clauses in agreements resolving employment disputes, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that will prohibit such provisions in employment settlement agreements.

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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 3, 2019

Columbia, South Carolina Limits Inquiries About Applicants’ Criminal and Salary Histories

Columbia, South Carolina passed an ordinance effective August 6, 2019, limiting employers’ use of criminal background checks and banning employers from inquiring about salary history on job applications.

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September 27, 2019

Sharp Curve Ahead! An Employer’s Roadmap to Recent Legislative Developments in Illinois

The Illinois legislature has been quite active, leaving many employers wondering: “Is Illinois the new California?”

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September 23, 2019

Think Before You Tweet: Arbitrator Finds Nova Scotia Employee’s Breach of Confidentiality Agreement Absolves Employer of Payment Obligation

A recent arbitration decision out of Nova Scotia, Canada serves as a cautionary tale for employees who receive settlements upon termination.

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September 9, 2019

Watch Your Mouth: The NLRB Invites Input on when Profane, Racial, or Sexual Language Crosses the Line

The NLRB has invited briefing regarding the standards for determining whether “profane outbursts and offensive statements of a racial or sexual nature, made in the course of otherwise protected activity,” should lose their Section 7 protection.

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September 6, 2019

Canada: Federally Regulated Employees Can Make Unjust Dismissal Complaints Even After Signing Releases and Settlement Agreements

The Federal Court of Canada recently confirmed that an employee’s signed release and settlement agreement will not preclude a complaint for unjust dismissal, but may affect the compensation awarded if the employee was unjustly dismissed.

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