As an employer in California, you probably know that the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) requires employers with five or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with a physical or mental disability. A reasonable accommodation allows an applicant to have an equal opportunity to be
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has permanently enjoined a controversial Dallas ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to certain employees. The permanent injunction took effect on March 31, 2021.
On March 29, 2021, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill 210122 into law. This legislation provides certain Philadelphia workers with the right to take public health emergency leave during the COVID-19 global pandemic and extends a prior version of this law that sunsets at the end of 2020, with some minor
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Kwabena Appenteng provides insight on the new Illinois Employee Background Fairness Act.
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On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the Act) legalizing the recreational use of marijuana products by adults. Effective immediately, the Act prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on the legal1 use or possession of marijuana products while off duty
During his January 2021 State of the State address, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey called for “COVID liability protection, so that a statewide emergency doesn’t line the pockets of trial attorneys with frivolous lawsuits.” On March 30, 2021, the Arizona State Legislature answered Governor Ducey’s call and passed Arizona’s pandemic-related liability
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden revealed the first 11 judicial nominees of his presidency. Included in this list was U.S. District Judge Ketanji B. Jackson, who President Biden nominated to fill a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit. Many commentators are speculating that with this potential elevation, Judge Jackson would
Historically, Virginia has not had a standalone overtime law, instead relying on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide protections to employees who work more than 40 hours a week. But that will change on July 1, 2021. Continuing a pattern of legislative action that is quickly