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The Heart of Employee Rights Under CCPA: Attorney General Modifies Guidance

USA - February 13 2020 Transparency and communication are cornerstones of a successful relationship—and the employment relationship is no exception. The California Consumer…

New Jersey Significantly Modifies the New Jersey WARN Act to Require Severance Pay for Mass Layoffs

USA - February 10 2020 On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 3170 (the “amendments” or “NJ WARN Act”) into law making New Jersey the first…

Is BIPA Preempted? - Illinois Appellate Court Considers Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Question

USA - January 30 2020 As class actions brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) proceed through litigation, defendants have made a variety of…

Expect More Pro-Business Rulings From NLRB This Year

USA - January 28 2020 The current National Labor Relations Board was extremely kind to employers during 2019, issuing a multitude of precedent-setting decisions and new…

The Cost and Burden of Discovery for California Employers Will Likely Increase in 2020

USA - January 27 2020 A new change to California’s Civil Discovery Act has all of the trappings of a burdensome and costly requirement for employer defendants litigating…

New Jersey Court Commands Cannabis Reimbursement in Workers’ Compensation Dispute

USA - January 21 2020 In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division determined that employers in the state must reimburse employees for medical cannabis…

The Time Is Now for Employers in Illinois to Abide by New Laws

USA - January 9 2020 The New Year brings new laws for Illinois employers. Some laws go into effect this Summer, while others are effective as of this month. For employers…

New York Targets Members of Out-of-State LLCs in New Wage Theft Bill

USA - January 6 2020 Effective February 10, 2020, the top ten members of an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) can be held personally liable for violations of…

NLRB reinstates broad deferral of discrimination cases to arbitration, overruling the Obama Board’s 2014 decision in Babcock & Wilcox

USA - January 2 2020 The Trump National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB) gifted employers a significant win on the eve of the Christmas holiday with its December 23…

Department of Labor issues final rule on calculating the regular rate of pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act

USA - January 2 2020 On December 12, 2019, for the first time in 60 years, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule clarifying the types of benefits that…