On August 8, 2023, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into law Act No. 85-2023, effective immediately. The statute amends Puerto Rico’s Workers’ Compensation Act by further incentivizing safe workplaces.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Beasley v. O’Reilly Auto Parts, recently held that a claim for failure-to-accommodate under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) must include an adverse employment action.
On July 21, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its regulation on Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.
Illinois recently expanded bereavement leave rights for two groups of Illinois employees: (1) parents who lose a child to suicide or homicide, and (2) family members of those killed in a crime of violence.
On August 2, 2023, in Stericycle, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 113 (2023), the National Labor Relations Board adopted a strict new legal standard for evaluating the validity of workplace rules under the National Labor Relations Act.
Canada’s Regulation SOR/2023-78, which comes into force on December 15, 2023, will require employers to provide free menstrual products for employees’ use in each toilet room in federally regulated workplaces.