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January 28, 2020

Requesting and Providing Employee References in the Netherlands – A Risky Business!

On December 13, 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court provided clarity on the issue of giving references for former employees. This article discusses points to consider when requesting and providing references, given the developing case law.

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January 28, 2020

New Jersey Amends its Wage Statement Requirements

Among the 153 bills Governor Phil Murphy signed into law on January 21, 2020 was Senate Bill 1791, which amends the New Jersey Wage Payment Law to require employers to provide additional information on employees’ wage statements.

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January 27, 2020

New York Releases FAQs on Statewide Salary History Ban

Recently, the New York Department of Labor released a series of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify changes to New York state law that prohibit employer inquiries into the salary history of applicants and employees, which took effect on January 6, 2020.

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January 24, 2020

Germany: Waiver of Priority Checks for the Immigration of Skilled Workers

The German government seeks to promote the prospering of the German economy, in a tight labor market, by implementing an easier immigration process for skilled workers from non-European Economic Area nations.

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January 23, 2020

Littler Lightbulb: Tips for Handling Workplace Issues Related to the Big Game and Other Madness

As we near two heavily followed sporting events—the Super Bowl and the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament—employers may notice flagging focus from employee fans.

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January 23, 2020

DC Employers Must Notify Employees of Their Right to Paid Leave

Starting February 1, 2020, covered District of Columbia employers must notify employees about their right to paid leave under the DC Paid Family Leave Act.

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January 21, 2020

Canada: Supreme Court Limits Safety Inspection Duty of Federally Regulated Employers to Workplaces under Their Control

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the extent of a federally-regulated employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code, holding that the duty to inspect extends only to workplaces an employer controls.

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January 21, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2018, finding a 2% increase in fatalities from the prior year, including notable increases in overdoses and suicides at work.

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January 17, 2020

Puerto Rico Working Women’s Bill of Rights Includes New Posting Requirement

On January 3, 2020, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed Law No. 9-2020, known as the Working Women’s Bill of Rights.

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January 10, 2020

Mexico: Increase to the UMA Value Announced for 2020

On January 9, 2020, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI by its acronym in Spanish) published the new values for the Updated Metric Unit (hereinafter UMA by its acronym in Spanish) that will take effect on February 1, 2020.

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