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Seventh Circuit Clarifies Scope of Article III Standing Under Illinois BIPA

USA - November 30 2020 On November 17, 2020, the Seventh Circuit held that allegations that a defendant violated Section 15(a) of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy…

New York Court Dismisses Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Health and Safety Claims

USA - November 9 2020 On November 2, 2020, the Eastern District of New York issued a notable decision regarding an employer’s compliance with federal and state public…

DOL’s New Opinion Letters Examine Rules on Voluntary Training Time, Travel Time

USA - November 4 2020 On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued new opinion letters addressing the compensability of time…

New York Releases Guidance and FAQs on Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - October 31 2020 New York State has released an informal guidance page, including Frequently Asked Questions, regarding the newly enacted statewide paid sick leave…

New Jersey Governor Issues Executive Order Addressing COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements for Employers

USA - October 30 2020 On October 28, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order addressing health and safety requirements for New Jersey employers that…

Election Season and the Workplace, Part 2: Political Leave Laws

USA - October 16 2020 With Election Day just around the corner, we are highlighting some of the issues facing employers in a series of posts on election-Related Issues. In…

Election Season and the Workplace, Part 1: Employee “Free Speech” and Political Activities

USA - October 3 2020 With Election Day just around the corner, we’ll be highlighting some of the issues facing employers in a two-part series on elections and the…

NYC Council Passes Bill to Align ESSTA with New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - September 28 2020 The New York City Council has passed a bill aimed at aligning the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) with the New York State paid sick leave…

Reminder: New York State Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect September 30

USA - September 24 2020 As we previously reported, the New York State paid sick leave law will take effect, and covered employees will begin accruing leave time, on…

DCFMLA COVID-19 Leave Extended through October 9, 2020

USA - September 23 2020 Quick Hit: The temporary expansion of the DC Family and Medical Leave Act to provide D.C. employees up to 16 weeks of unpaid, job-protected “COVID-19…