On March 19, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 95 into law, once again requiring employers to provide California employees with paid sick leave in connection with COVID-19. Under SB
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Much has been written cautioning employers about the twin holdings of Donohue v. AMN Services LLC, in which the California Supreme Court said on Feb. 25 that employers “cannot
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New Jersey employers and businesses should familiarize themselves with the lesser-known provisions of the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), which prohibit discrimination outside of the employment context, including discrimination in private
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New York employees may now elect paid leave for time spent receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Specifically, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A3354B, on March 12, 2021, which provides
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On Dec. 17, 2020, the New York City Council voted to approve Int. No. 1415-A and Int. No. 1396-A, which will prohibit fast food employers from terminating or cutting
Continue Reading NYC Council Approves Legislation Redefining Key Aspects of Fast Food Employer-Employee Relationship

Although California generally prohibits non-competition agreements, employers have commonly understood that they could prevent an employee and his or her new employer from using former employers’ confidential information. A recent
Continue Reading California Appellate Court Decision Challenges Enforceability of Employment Agreement Overbroad Confidentiality Provisions

On Nov. 19, 2020, the California Occupational Health & Safety Standards Board unanimously adopted 21 pages of emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations). The Regulations are broad. They
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