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No Solicitation: NLRB Decision Allows Employers to Prohibit Union Solicitation in the Workplace
June 17, 2019
On June 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board overturned its long-standing ‘public spaces’ exception that allowed nonemployee union representatives access to employer-owned public spaces so long as those representatives were not disruptive.
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New York City to Limit Prehire Marijuana Testing in May 2020
June 17, 2019
Effective May 10, 2020, the New York City Human Rights law will prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo marijuana testing as a condition of employment, absent a specific exemption.
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Nevada Legislature Updates
June 17, 2019
On June 3, 2019, the Nevada Legislature ended its 80th Session with the passage of many bills affecting most of Nevada's employers.
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Illinois: Hotel & Casino Employee Safety Act Protects Employees from Sexual Harassment & Assault
June 14, 2019
In this alert, we focus on another new law created by SB75, the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act. This new law, once it takes effect, will require hotel and casino employers to (1) provide “panic button” devices to certain employees; and (2) implement a sexual harassment policy including certain provisions detailed in the law.
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U.S. Supreme Court: Lack of EEOC Filing Not Absolute Bar to Title VII Claims
June 12, 2019
In Fort Bend Cty. v. Davis, the Plaintiff originally accused her employer of sexual harassment and retaliation, and later added claims of religious discrimination.
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Governor Signs Alabama's Equal Pay/Salary History Legislation
June 11, 2019
On June 10, 2019, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (HB 225), which becomes effective on September 1, 2019.
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Illinois’s Recreational Marijuana Law May Affect Employers in Illinois and Other States
June 10, 2019
On May 31, 2019, Illinois legislatures passed a bill making recreational marijuana legal in the state.
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Illinois’s New Cannabis Law May Leave Employers in a Smoky Daze
June 5, 2019
Amid the flurry of activity late in the legislative term in Springfield, the General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, making possession and consumption of cannabis legal in Illinois.
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U.S. Supreme Court Finds Charge Filing Requirement to be Procedural, Not Jurisdictional
June 3, 2019
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the requirement to file a charge of discrimination before bringing a discrimination lawsuit is a procedural requirement that may be waived, as opposed to a jurisdictional one that would deprive a court of the ability to even hear the case.
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JP Morgan Settlement Shines Light on the Importance of Equality in Parental Leaves
May 31, 2019
Financial giant JPMorgan has agreed to pay $5 Million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that its parental leave policy discriminated against its male employees.
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School is Out—Summer Interns and Child Labor
May 30, 2019
Each year as we approach the end of another school year, I try to remind employers of the potential pitfalls that can occur when employing persons under the age of 18.
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Revised Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance Introduced to City Council
May 30, 2019
On May 29th, an updated version of the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance was introduced in the Chicago City Council.
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Jun 17

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Jun 17

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Jun 14

Illinois: Hotel & Casino Employee Safety Act Protects Employees from Sexual Harassment & Assault https://t.co/IcNpD0ZAh5