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Insight
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June 13, 2019

July Is Always the “New January” for Employment Laws, But This Year Takes the Cake!

Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.

ASAP
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May 31, 2019

Washington State Buttons Up Two New Laws Addressing Worker Harassment and Assault in Hospitality and Adult Entertainment Industries

Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently signed two bills addressing sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Both bills require covered hospitality employers and adult entertainment establishments to provide panic buttons for covered workers.

ASAP
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May 28, 2019

Nevada Expands Mandatory Occupational Safety Training to Conventions and Trade Shows

Through the recent passage of Senate Bill No. 119, the Nevada Legislature further expanded mandatory safety training — this time to now include employees performing work at sites primarily used for trade shows, conventions and related activities.

ASAP
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May 24, 2019

Agencies Update Regulatory Agenda for 2019 and Beyond

The federal government’s Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (regulatory agenda), which provides insight into federal agencies’ priorities for the near and long term, was released on May 22, 2019.

ASAP
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April 25, 2019

CAL/OSHA Proposes Emergency Regulation on Protection from Wildfire Smoke

In response to the dangerous levels of air quality last fall after the wildfires in California, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued a proposed regulation addressing hazardous wildfire smoke exposure.

ASAP
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April 16, 2019

New Mexico, New Laws: “Right-to-Work” Preemption, Gender-Neutral Restrooms, Criminal History Checks — and More

New Mexico’s state legislature has been busy over the past few weeks acting on bills introduced earlier this year. The state has enacted at least 9 new laws affecting employers, covering many topics from health care access to criminal background checks.

ASAP
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April 10, 2019

Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing Goes Up in Smoke in NYC

On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed a first-of-its-kind bill that prohibits pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols.

Insight
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April 10, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: Court Affirms that Inability to Measure Impairment Caused by Medical Cannabis Can Constitute an Undue Hardship

A Canadian court recently issued a welcome decision for employers struggling to balance their obligations under occupational health and safety and human rights legislation regarding medical cannabis use and work in safety-sensitive positions.

Dear Littler
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April 8, 2019

Dear Littler: An employee was diagnosed with the measles. What do we do now?

I just learned that one of our employees has the measles. Can I tell the other employees why he’s out so they can get tested or monitor their own health? Can I require them to receive the measles vaccine?

Podcast
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March 28, 2019

Safety First! A Review of Pending California OSHA Bills and Regulations

A WPI podcast on the numerous regulations and bills pending in California concerning workplace safety and health.

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