While not recognizing discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity as protected under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the Missouri Supreme Court has issued two separate opinions that expand protection of LGBTQ individuals under the MHRA.
Philadelphia's Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, effective January 1, 2020, imposes significant hiring, scheduling, and compensation duties on large retail, hospitality and food service businesses.
Japan recently made significant revisions to its labor laws. Most of the amendments take effect in April 2019. Employers that have operations in Japan need to take immediate action to comply with the new requirements.