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Insight
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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?”

Dear Littler
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September 16, 2019

Dear Littler: Do We Have to Provide the Kitchen Sink (Literally!) to Lactating Employees?

Do we really need to provide “the kitchen sink” to be in compliance with lactation accommodation laws?

WPI Report
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September 4, 2019

WPI State of the States – Hot Topics During the Summer Cool-Down

Students across the country are heading back to school, but most state legislatures are either in recess or have adjourned for 2019. States that were still in session in August did advance several significant bills.

Insight
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August 30, 2019

Oregon Adopts New Broad Paid Family Medical Leave Law

On August 9, Oregon’s governor signed into law House Bill 2005, which establishes one of the most comprehensive paid family and medical leave programs in the country.

ASAP
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August 29, 2019

Five Employer Considerations as Hurricane Dorian Approaches Florida

As Florida residents and tourists prepare for Dorian, this article discusses five issues affected employers may consider as they face employee safety issues, possible property damage, and potential work closures.

Insight
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August 28, 2019

Ontario, Canada: When an Employment Contract Is Frustrated Due to the Employee’s Permanent Disability, the Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Ends

Employers in Ontario will likely welcome the decision in Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188 (Divisional Court), which addressed the scope of the duty to accommodate in the event of an employee’s permanent disability.

Insight
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August 27, 2019

Mandatory PTO Trend Continues with Bernalillo County, New Mexico Ordinance

The Bernalillo County, New Mexico Commissioners have enacted the "Employee Wellness Act," which, though originally styled as a paid sick leave law, as amended requires covered employers to provide paid time off that employees can use for any reason.

Insight
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August 12, 2019

Minneapolis Follows the State’s Lead and Enacts its Own Wage Theft Ordinance

On August 8, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, creating new requirements for Minneapolis employers and giving the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforcement power.

ASAP
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August 8, 2019

Puerto Rico Enacts Law Providing Unpaid Leave and Reasonable Accommodation for Victims of Abuse

On August 1, 2019, just a day prior to his resignation as Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló signed into law Act No. 83, a very detailed leave statute applicable to public and private employers.

WPI Report
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August 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: Legislative Action Heats up in July

Although most state legislatures have adjourned for 2019 or are in recess, those still in active session finalized several new employment laws in July.

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