Federal Employment Law Update
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Federal Employment Law Update — April 2019

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation Data On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the... Read more ›

Alaska
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Alaska Employment Law Update — April 2019

Discrimination Complaints On March 21, 2019, Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer notified the Office of the Governor and Marti Buscaglia (Alaska Human Rights Director) about permanent regulations that modify the state’s fair employment practices law as implemented by the Alaska Commission for Human Rights. Subsequently, employees or applicants may now file a complaint that an... Read more ›

Arkansas
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Arkansas Employment Law Update — April 2019

Minimum Wage Act On April 10, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation (H.B. 1751) amending the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act as follows: Repealing Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-204, law most favorable to employees applicable. Amending Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-213, allowance for furnishing board, lodging, apparel, etc. as follows: Certain employers are entitled to... Read more ›

Indiana
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Indiana Employment Law Update — April 2019

Minimum Wage and Direct Sales On April 3, 2019, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 231) excluding a direct seller from the definition of “employee” under the state’s minimum wage law and unemployment compensation system, except under certain conditions. A direct seller is a person engaged in only services performed by a person that... Read more ›

Kentucky
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Kentucky Employment Law Update — April 2019

Pregnancy Related Discrimination On April 9, 2019, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (S.B. 18) amending the state’s Civil Rights Act as follows: The definition of covered employer includes, except for purposes of determining accommodations for an employee’s own limitations related to her pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, a person who has 15 or... Read more ›

Massachusetts
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Massachusetts Employment Law Update — April 2019

PFML Draft Regulations for Public Comment On March 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published updated, proposed regulations for the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law for review and public comment. The department expects to release the final regulations ahead of the state’s July 1, 2019 deadline. The PFML... Read more ›