Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations. The amendments also prohibit discrimination and retaliation based on actual or perceived victim status.
Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws. A recent settlement by one of the nation’s leading retailers reinforces this point.
On April 2, 2018, Colorado enacted a bill amending its non-compete statute to clarify that physicians may disclose their continuing practice and provide new contact information to any of their patients with “rare disorders.”
On February 14, 2018, Law 7, which prohibits sexual harassment, mobbing (bullying), racism and discriminatory practices in all environments, took effect. Employers must be in full compliance under the new law by May 16, 2018.
El 14 de febrero de 2018 se aprobó la Ley 7 que prohíbe el acoso sexual, el hostigamiento, el racismo y las prácticas discriminatorias en todos los ámbitos, incluyendo el lugar de trabajo y las instituciones educativas.