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California Employment Law Update – September 30, 2016

Oct 10, 2016
Workers’ Compensation Reform On September 30, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1160) reforming the state’s workers’ compensation law. Specifically, the bill: Requires that, if a physician or provider is criminally charged with workers’ compensation, Medi-Cal, or Medicare fraud, the physician or provider’s liens are stayed until the…
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California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Oct 15, 2017
Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, such as air care, automotive, cleaning, polish or floor maintenance products, and employers with these products in the workplace. Under the act, employers that…
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Colorado Employment Law Update – June 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Workers’ Compensation – Expediting Litigation of Claims On June 10, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (S.B. 217) amending the state’s workers’ compensation law. The bill establishes new requirements concerning the reduction of workers' compensation payments in cases that involve an admission of liability (known as safety rule violations)…
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Delaware Employment Law Update – July 2016

Jul 18, 2016
Employment Discrimination – Familial Responsibilities On June 30, 2016, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation (H.B. 317) amending state law regarding discrimination in employment. The bill makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or otherwise to discriminate…
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Louisiana Employment Law Update – June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Unemployment Compensation for Military Spouses On June 9, 2016, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation (H.B. 1142) amending the state’s unemployment compensation law. The law provides that the spouse of a military service member will not be disqualified for unemployment compensation benefits if he or she resigns employment to…
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California Employment Law Update – June 2016

San Diego Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance On June 7, 2016, San Diego voters approved a local minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinance (Ordinance O-20390). Upon certification of the election results, San Diego’s minimum wage will immediately increase to $10.50 per hour. The minimum wage will then…
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Connecticut Employment Law Update – June 2016

Expansion of Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act On June 7, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation (S.B. 262) expanding the reasons an eligible employee may take leave under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CTFMLA). Pursuant to the bill, in addition to the reasons currently listed…
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Federal Employment Law Update – June 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017
Wage and Hour Opinion Letters On June 27, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is reinstating its practice of issuing Opinion Letters to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities under federal wage and hour law. According to…
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California Employment Law Update – July 2016

Aug 2, 2016
Temporary Services Employees – Wages On July 22, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 1311) regarding the wages of temporary services employees. The bill amends existing California law requiring an employee of a temporary services employer to be paid weekly to include a security guard employed by a private…
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California Employment Law Update – December 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Los Angeles Enacts Ban the Box Ordinance On December 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box). Pursuant to the ordinance, covered employers may not: Include on any application for employment any question that seeks disclosure of…
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Arkansas Employment Law Update – March 2017

Apr 10, 2017
Protections of Social Media Accounts of Current and Prospective Employees On April 1, 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison signed legislation (H.B. 2216) amending Arkansas law concerning the social media accounts of current and prospective employees. Pursuant to the bill, an employer must not require a current or prospective employee to…
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California Employment Law Update – September 15, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Property Service Workers Protection Act On September 15, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Property Service Workers Protection Act (A.B. 1978) which establishes various requirements for the janitorial industry. Among other things, the bill requires covered employers to: Effective immediately, keep certain records for three years. Effective July 1,…
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