The Chicago City Council enacted amendments to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance that take effect July 1, 2022. The amendments:

  • Expand the definitions of the sexual harassment and sexual orientation;


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On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held, in Reuter v. City of Methuen, that the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. c. 149, § 148, requires courts
Continue Reading Massachusetts Employers Strictly Liable for Late Payments Under Wage Act

Although New York’s statewide indoor mask mandate ended Feb. 10, 2022, New York employers must continue to implement airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans, pursuant to the New York Health
Continue Reading New York Employers: Continue Implementing Your Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans and Review Your Masking Policies

In true California fashion, the legislature had a busy session that resulted in a number of new employment-related statutes and amendments being passed just in time for the holidays and
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Presuming that OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS stands, employers will need to adhere to further requirements by Jan. 4, 2022. Until then, employers should prepare for compliance with the Dec. 5 requirements.
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On Sept. 6, 2021, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Department of Health had designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a risk of
Continue Reading New York Employers Must Activate Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans Under NY HERO Act

In most contexts, employees should have a low expectation of privacy in the workplace. Their computers, desks, and other common areas may be subject to strict company control and their
Continue Reading Is it Secret, Is it Safe? What Employers Need to Know About the California Privacy Rights Act

On June 12, 2021, a Texas federal judge issued one of the first rulings on a challenge to a mandatory vaccination policy. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern
Continue Reading Texas Judge Becomes One of the First to Affirm Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy