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On August 19, 2021, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (the Commission) issued long-awaited initial rules implementing the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (the Act), which Governor Murphy signed on February 22, 2021. The Act legalizes the use of recreational marijuana for adults over
As general background, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector
Restaurants in New York City will soon gain access to valuable information about their delivery customers. On July 29, 2021, the New York City Council approved a bill requiring third-party food delivery services (“FDS”), such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub, to share customer data – including names, phone numbers,
Illinois has amended the Illinois Human Rights Act to make “work authorization status” a protected category.
The amendment, Public Act 102-0233, became effective immediately upon the governor’s signing in early-August.
Under the amendment, “work authorization status” is defined as the status of a person born outside of the United States,
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching. The labor shortage plaguing America has been one of the most publicized. Why is it so difficult for some employers to find employees? The 2020 United States Census offers possible reasons: an aging population, decreased fertility rates, and low rates of
Kwabena Appenteng offers advice to employers on encryption and securing employees’ wage and hour information, after recent attacks on the computer systems of several major U.S. companies.
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(August 26, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that attorneys in its Canada and Puerto Rico offices have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada©and The Best Lawyers in Puerto Rico©.
As working new moms return to the workplace, employers need to remember pre-pandemic workplace requirements, such as lactation accommodations. At the start of 2020, California’s enhanced lactation accommodation law went into effect.
Under the law, every employer must provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee expressing