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South Carolina Enacts the Pregnancy Accommodations Act

USA - June 1 2018 On May 17, 2018, South Carolina’s Pregnancy Accommodations Act became effective. The state enacted the law “to combat pregnancy discrimination...

Benjamin A. Shepler.


Labor and Employment Alert: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Decides That State Law Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - May 23 2018 Michigan’s Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination “because of sex” and applies to all employers who employ at least one person. The...

Natalie M. McLaughlin.


Labor and Employment Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Waivers Barring Class Actions

USA - May 21 2018 Oday, in a split 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld workplace arbitration agreements that prohibit class and collective actions. The...

Mark A. Knueve.


Labor and Employment Alert: New Jersey Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - May 2 2018 To the consternation of employers, New Jersey has had a patchwork of 13 local paid sick leave ordinances. That will end in October 2018 when New...

Daniel J. Clark.


Labor and Employment Alert: Washington Becomes The 11th State To Ban-The-Box

USA - April 25 2018 Washington recently enacted the “Fair Chance Act” and in doing so joined the expanding list of state and local jurisdictions to “ban-the-box” and...

Michael J. Ball.