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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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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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Cool For The Summer
As the mercury rises, California employers must comply with regulatory requirements to keep their employees cool.
United States
25 Jul 2019
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Seyfarth Shaw Policy Matters Newsletter - July 11, 2019
Today, by a 54-39 vote, the Senate confirmed John Pallasch to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employment and Training Administration.
United States
18 Jul 2019
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Is Your Employee As Fit As A Fiddle?
While employees often will toot their own horn, employers sometimes may have concerns about their ability to safely perform their job.
United States
15 Jul 2019
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Supreme Court Upholds "Auer" Doctrine Of Deferring To Agency's Interpretation Of Its Own Ambiguous Regulation, While Imposing Limitations Of When Deference Is Triggered
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this week a key component of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an executive agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Connecticut Becomes Seventh State To Enact Paid Family Leave Law
Earlier this week, Connecticut became the seventh state with a paid family leave program when Governor Ned Lamont signed the Paid Family and Medical Leave ("CPFML") Act.
United States
9 Jul 2019
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The Stoned Age: What The CBD Craze Means For Employers And Their Substance Abuse Policies
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently announced that drugs that include CBD (cannabidiol) with less than 0.1% of THC are now considered Schedule V drugs provided they are approved by the federal FDA.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Supreme Court Upholds "Auer" Doctrine Of Deferring To Agency's Interpretation Of Its Own Ambiguous Regulation, While Imposing Limitations Of When Deference Is Triggered
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this week a key component of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an executive agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Building A Modern Slavery Strategy
They simply do not have a voice and not are not given basic respect or dignity.
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Modern Slavery: The Dilemma Of Internal Accountability And Resource Allocation
This is the third in a series of blogs by our Global Modern Slavery Team dealing with how companies can get ahead of the curve of the changing legal landscape
United States
21 Jun 2019
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Illinois Employers May Face Liability For Workplace Violence Against Women Under Gender Violence Act
Seyfarth Synopsis: New Decision from Illinois Court of Appeals holds that employer can be liable for workplace violence under Illinois Gender Violence Act.
United States
21 Jun 2019
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United States
17 Jun 2019
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Cannabis In California: High Time To Smoke Out The Issues
In a simpler time, courts reviewing medical cannabis laws issued employer-friendly decisions, generally finding no duty to accommodate medical cannabis even when state laws allowed its use for medical purposes.
United States
11 Jun 2019
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Employer Web Therapy: Accommodating Employee Mental Health Illness
Sometimes even the best employees can have their woebegone days. How is an employer to distinguish between (1) a mental disability that may require accommodation and (2) a case of someone "having the Mondays"? In
United States
4 Jun 2019
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The Company You Keep – Engagement & Reputational Risk
Many international companies now consider their modern slavery and human rights stance as more of a cultural marker than a legal compliance issue...
United States
3 Jun 2019
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Seyfarth Shaw Policy Matters Newsletter - May 23, 2019
Stay tuned for further developments as the business community develops its position.
United States
30 May 2019
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Holy Smoke! Health Care Employers Must Abate Surgical Smoke Hazards In The Operating Room
Smoke produced during surgical procedures is carcinogenic and can carry pathogens.
United States
27 May 2019
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Workplace Safety In The Gig Economy: New Hazards And Liabilities
The growth of the gig economy has transformed the modern workforce and upended traditional models for developing a workplace safety culture and worker safety training. New and inexperienced workers confront evolving safety hazards.
United States
20 May 2019
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