It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.
As summer starts to sizzle in Colorado, and the Colorado General Assembly closes its session, employers have seen a flurry of new laws affecting Colorado employees. Among them are now expanded protections for whistleblowers.
The Minnesota Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the use of the familiar McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework to analyze Minnesota retaliation claims, despite the ask by the plaintiff-appellant and amici to abolish using that framework.
On December 17, 2021, when the deadline for implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive expires – or, at the latest, when corresponding national whistleblower protection laws come into force – member states will face changes in whistleblower protection.