Legal Updates

05/20/2022 07:14 AM

Chicago Adopts New Sexual Harassment Prevention Obligations for Employers
The Chicago City Council has created new employer obligations to provide training to employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and how bystanders should...
Employees Need Not Contemporaneously Experience Harassment to Bring a Claim
An employee need not contemporaneously experience harassment to bring a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Colorado Issues Regulations on Its Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
The first phase of the Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, which means that employers should start planning for this...
Request for FMLA Leave Can Serve as Request for ADA Accommodation
A registered nurse could pursue a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when she was fired after she requested Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time...
Delaware Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Signed
Delaware Gov. John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act, which provides up to 12 weeks of leave and benefits to covered employees for certain parental, family...
Cal/OSHA Issues Updated FAQs on State COVID-19 ETS
On May 7, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the third readoption of the state...
A 5-Step Action Plan to Comply with Colorado's New Limits on Noncompetes
Colorado lawmakers just passed a law that will bring dramatic change to the noncompete landscape by significantly limiting the circumstances under which restrictive...
Inflation May Trigger California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.50 Next Year
California’s minimum wage is now projected to increase to $15.50 per hour, rather than $15 per hour, on Jan. 1, 2023, for all businesses regardless of size.
Million-Dollar Arbitral Award Upheld
An employee who alleged wrongful termination was permitted to receive an arbitral award in excess of $1.1 million.
Discrimination Claims Arising from RIF Fail
Management’s failure to review all the historical records related to the reasons for selection for termination in a reduction in force (RIF) did not prevent summary...
EEOC Will Allow Late Filings of EEO-1s Until June 21
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that it will allow late filing of EEO-1 Reports, which are due May 17, until June 21.
Court Lacks Jurisdiction over FMLA Claim Covered by Union Contract
An employee’s right to compensation and benefits under a union contract, even if alleged as a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claim, should not be decided by a...
OSHA Inches Closer to a Proposed Rule on Heat-Related Injuries and Illnesses
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a public meeting to discuss its ongoing activities regarding heat-related hazards, including its Heat...
Out-of-State Remote Workers Blocked from Bringing NY State and City Discrimination Claims
A New York federal court recently held that an employee working remotely from New Jersey solely due to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot assert claims under the New York...
California Continues the March Toward Blockchain with Sweeping Executive Order
California just took a huge leap forward when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order establishing it as the first state in the nation to begin creating a...