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February 19, 2019

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising the Statewide Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

On February 19, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the “Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act,” which raises the state’s minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2025.

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February 14, 2019

New Zealand Privacy Bill Would Add Authorization and Data Breach Notification Requirements

As a proposed Privacy Bill works its way through the New Zealand Parliament, key changes aim to strengthen the protection of confidential and personal information. The Bill is intended to modernize privacy regulations and adopt provisions from the GDPR.

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February 13, 2019

Certainty is (Even Closer) on the Horizon for the New York Home Care Industry

A New York court will soon decide the fate of a rule governing how certain home care attendants are paid.

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February 13, 2019

Puerto Rico Treasury Extends Deadlines to Request Federal Employee Retention Benefit After Hurricanes Irma And María

The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury has extended until March 31, 2019 the deadline to request the Federal Employee Retention Benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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February 12, 2019

UK: From Alcoholism to Exhibitionism—When the Law Says a Condition is Not a Disability

Although many HR professionals in the United Kingdom who deal with disability discrimination issues are all too familiar with the legal definition of a “disability” in the Equality Act 2010, many are unaware of the various exclusions to that definition.

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February 11, 2019

Indiana Supreme Court: Driver for Large Vehicle Transportation Matching Service Properly Classified as Independent Contractor

Resolving split decisions among Indiana Court of Appeals panels, the Indiana Supreme Court recently held that a transportation matching service properly classified a driver as an independent contractor.

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February 6, 2019

EEOC Releases Q&A Guidance on Continuing Effects of Government Shutdown

Many agencies are experiencing lingering effects after the longest-ever partial government shutdown, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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February 6, 2019

México: Huelgas y paros laborales ilegales han impactado la industria de maquiladoras en Matamoros, Tamaulipas

Más de 30,000 trabajadores de aproximadamente 45 compañías en Matamoros, Tamaulipas, recientemente iniciaron el procedimiento de huelga demandando un 20% de aumento al tabulador de salarios

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February 6, 2019

Mexico: Strikes and Illegal Work Stoppages Hit the Maquiladoras Industry in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

More than 30,000 workers at approximately 45 companies in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, recently went on strike demanding a 20% salary increase, plus a one-time annual bonus of MXN $32,000 (approximately USD $1,700).

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February 5, 2019

A New Cause of Action: Massachusetts High Court Rules That Denying a Lateral Transfer Request Could Constitute Discrimination

On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that failing to grant a lateral transfer for discriminatory reasons may constitute an “adverse employment action” that violates Massachusetts law.

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