A recent decision suggests that adjudicators will consider it justifiable when an employer fires an employee whose absences are more frequent than permitted under a reasonable Absenteeism Policy, even if the absences involve a respectable activity.
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.
On January 14, 2020, the Brazilian Ministry of Economy issued an ordinance fixing the 2020 maximum payout amount of social security retirement benefits at R$6,101.06, representing a 4.48% increase to the maximum payout rate for 2019.
Reducing your New Jersey workforce just became more expensive. On January 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3170, radically expanding employers’ advance notice and severance pay obligations under NJ WARN.
More states are enacting so-called “red flag laws,” which allow certain entities and/or individuals to obtain restraining orders to remove firearms from an individual deemed by the courts to be a threat to themselves or others.