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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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July 24, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: New Employment Laws in Nevada

The Nevada Legislature had a busy 80th session in 2019, enacting a vast array of new laws affecting employers. This article briefly discusses several key developments that are in effect or will become effective in the State of Nevada.

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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.

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March 18, 2019

Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Course: Employees May Assert Claims Both for Workers’ Compensation Benefits and for Disability Discrimination

The Minnesota Supreme Court in Daniel v. City of Minneapolis overruled itself, and 30 years of precedent, by holding the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act’s exclusivity provision does not bar disability discrimination claims for the same injury.

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December 10, 2018

Australia Updates Catastrophic Injury Regulations, Affecting Workers’ Compensation Procedures

In an important update to Australia’s safety laws, the federal government has introduced a definition of “catastrophic injury” under the workers' compensation scheme, altering certain employer duties when responding to employee filings.

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September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico Employers May Pay Their Outstanding Workers' Compensation Debts Owed to the State Insurance Fund Corporation with a 50% Discount

A recently enacted law creates a payment incentive plan for employers in Puerto Rico that have outstanding debts with the Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation.

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March 20, 2017

New York Proposes Regulations on New Paid Family Leave Law

Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”). The State of New York recently filed its proposed regulations implementing the PFLBL.

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December 5, 2016

10 Considerations for Planning the 2016 Office Holiday Party

The end of the year brings many reasons to celebrate, and the vast majority of employers intend to make merry by hosting a holiday party of some sort. Nonetheless, a holiday party can create unintended negative consequences.

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September 7, 2016

California Legislative Update: It's Now Up To The Governor

The California Legislature completed its substantive legislative work for the year in the very early morning hours of Thursday, September 1, 2016, with the usual frenetic, last-minute flurry of bill-passing,

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