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Federal Employment Law Update – November 2018

OSHA Crane Operator Final Rules On November 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the release of its Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certificate Extension final rule (Final Rule 82: 51986-51998). The final rule: Removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity.... Read more ›

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Arkansas Employment Law Update – November 2018

Arkansas Minimum Wage Increases On November 6, 2018, Arkansas voters approved the Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Initiative (Issue 5), which will incrementally raise the state’s minimum wage, per Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-210(a), as follows: $9.25 per hour effective January 1, 2019. $10 per hour effective January 1, 2020. $11 per hour effective January 1,... Read more ›

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California Employment Law Update – November 2018

City of Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase In November 2018, the City of Mountain View announced that employers who are subject to the Mountain View Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Mountain View must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Mountain View, minimum... Read more ›

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Massachusetts Employment Law Update – November 2018

Veterans’ Right to Participate and Take Leave On August 9, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (S.B. 2632) requiring employers to allow eligible employees to participate in Memorial Day events and take leave to observe Veterans’ Day. Specifically, the law states the following: An employee who is a veteran, or a member of a... Read more ›

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Michigan Employment Law Update – November 2018

Legalized Recreational Use of Marijuana On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Michigan Proposal 18-1) legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana for persons age 21 and older. The act does not: Require an employer to permit or accommodate conduct otherwise allowed by the act in... Read more ›

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Missouri Employment Law Update – November 2018

Medical Marijuana Legalized On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative (Missouri Amendment 2), amending the state’s constitution and legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The initiative does not permit a person to bring a claim against any employer, former employer, or prospective employer (employer) for wrongful discharge, discrimination,... Read more ›