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New York Protects Religious Garb, Attire And Facial Hair In The Workplace
On August 9, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.04037/A.4204) that prohibits employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing, and facial hair
United States
21 Aug 2019
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The Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Defendants Need Not Plead An Arbitration Defense To Defeat Class Certification
Eventually, Plaintiff filed a motion to certify the case as a class action and PartsSource opposed the motion.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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DOT Publishes Proposed Changes To Hours Of Service Regulations For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published this week a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to "hours of service"
United States
20 Aug 2019
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Companies Remain In Suspense On AB 5 Independent Contractor Bill
Seyfarth Synopsis: The hotly contested AB 5 was put on hold, but is widely expected to be revived before the end of the legislative session.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Effective Remedial Action Does Not Require Crystal Ball, Rules Iowa Court
CRST Expedited, Inc. is a long-haul trucking company with more than 3,000 drivers. Two drivers staff each truck. One person drives while the other rests.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Plaintiff Robles Files His Opposition To Domino's Petition For Certiorari
The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear its first website accessibility case now that briefing on Domino's Petition for Certiorari is complete.
United States
16 Aug 2019
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Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Legislation Impacting Anti-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Laws
As expected, Governor Cuomo signed another landmark piece of legislation amending New York's anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws.
United States
15 Aug 2019
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Newly Enacted Workplace Transparency Act To Change Illinois Employment Law Landscape
On Friday, August 9, 2019, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a wide-ranging bill that, among other things, encompasses the Workplace Transparency Act.
United States
14 Aug 2019
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Exclusion For Gender Reassignment Surgery May Disadvantage A "Suspect Class"
In Toomey v. U of Arizona, No. 19-35 (D. Ar. June 24, 2019), the Magistrate Judge determined on a motion to dismiss that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on a person's transgender status.
United States
14 Aug 2019
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Cyber Restraints Of Trade In The New Era Of Digital Markets
An enforceable restraint of trade can be a key business asset, giving an employer time to recover when a senior employee has left the business for a competitor.
Australia
14 Aug 2019
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Fifth Circuit Rules That The EEOC Can't Mess With Texas Over Criminal Background Checks
Seyfarth Synopsis: In the latest battle of the multi-year showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas asserted that the EEOC's 2012 "Enforcement Guidance
United States
13 Aug 2019
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Time To Clean Up Janitorial Training
A new set of proposed regulations requires all janitorial employees and their supervisors to receive two hours of in-person, interactive sexual harassment training every two years.
United States
13 Aug 2019
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On Or Off-Duty, Meal Periods Must Be 30 Minutes
A California Court of Appeal has held that on-duty meal periods under IWC Wage Order No. 5 must be at least 30 minutes long.
United States
12 Aug 2019
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New Jersey Passes Landmark Anti-Wage Theft Law
On August 6, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law A-2903/S-1790, described as an Act "concerning enforcement, penalties, and procedures for law regarding failure to pay wages."
United States
12 Aug 2019
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Full Steam Ahead on Arbitration Says NJ Appellate Court
Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this year, in New Prime, the Supreme Court decisively held that the Federal Arbitration Act's § 1 exemption for transportation workers engaged
United States
9 Aug 2019
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Federal Court Rules That Employer Is Not Entitled To EEOC's Pre-Suit Materials
After a federal magistrate judge in California ordered the EEOC to provide written discovery responses relative to the substance its pre-suit investigation of a sex discrimination charge in EEOC v. Chipotle Mexican...
United States
9 Aug 2019
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Illinois – The Newest State To Toughen Its Equal Pay Laws With A Robust Salary History Ban
On July 31, 2019, the Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB0834 into law, amending the state's Equal Pay Act.
United States
8 Aug 2019
18
Maine Governor Restricts Restrictive Covenants
The Act places limits on non-compete agreements and bans restrictive employment agreements.
United States
8 Aug 2019
19
Seyfarth Shaw Policy Matters Newsletter - August 1, 2019
On July 30, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved current EEOC Commissioner Charlotte Burroughs for a second term to a Democrat seat, and Sharon Gustafson as the agency's general counsel.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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New Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation To Protect Workers From Wildfire Smoke
Cal/OSHA's new emergency regulation for workers exposed to wildfire smoke creates new obligations for many employers.
United States
7 Aug 2019
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