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Ontario: Proposed Amendments to the OHSA put Corporate Officers and Directors on Notice and May Imperil Charter Protections for all Defendants
March 7, 2022
The Ontario government has introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2022, which contains significant proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The legislation has passed first reading in the Ontario Legislature.
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"Divesting” from Russia: What Employers Should Consider
March 4, 2022
As Russia’s bombardment of many Ukrainian cities continues, employers may be considering divesting from Russia. Here are some things to consider.
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Who Are You And What Did You Do With My Job Candidate?
February 23, 2022
Employers should beware that applicants are no longer just puffing the proficiency of their skills, but have come up with surprisingly bold and creative ways to fraudulently secure a job through the virtual interview process.
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Congress Passes Bipartisan Legislation Amending the Federal Arbitration Act as it Relates to Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault Claims
February 22, 2022
In a showing of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate passed H.R. 4445 on a voice vote Thursday, February 10, 2022. Senate passage means the bill will be sent to President Joe Biden for signature into law, likely within the next few weeks.
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Illinois Supreme Court rules that Workers’ Compensation Act does not preempt BIPA claims
February 14, 2022
In a February 3, 2022 decision in Marquita McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park LLC, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that employee claims for damages for violations of their statutory privacy rights under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) are not barred by the Workers’ Compensation Act.
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New Law Lets Sexual Harassment Claimants Get Out of Arbitration Agreements
February 10, 2022
A new federal law allows employees to avoid arbitration agreements with respect to sexual harassment or sexual assault claims.
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Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: No Pokémon Go While Policing!!
February 9, 2022
Here’s another entry in our occasional series of really bad behavior in the workplace – police officers who decided to continue playing Pokémon Go rather than respond to a robbery in progress.
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H-1B Registration Opens in March
February 3, 2022
For the past few years, the USCIS has greatly simplified the process by which it will decide which petitions will even be considered for approval.
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Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: Petty Pennies
February 2, 2022
In our occasional series spotlighting outrageous workplace conduct, we have come across an incredible, albeit petty, means of payment: pennies. Rarely does the inconsequential piece of copper find itself in the headlines. But, one former employee likely saw enough pennies in one day to last him a lifetime.
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DOL and NLRB Enter Into Information Sharing Agreement
January 28, 2022
Employers facing an investigation by either the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (DOL) or the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may now find themselves being investigated by both.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
January 21, 2022
This edition of On your radar highlights important employment law developments expected in Europe in 2022.
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Pay Equity – What’s Good for the Gander is Good for the Goose?
January 20, 2022
Determining pay based on gender is wrong.
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May 19

New @shrm Court Report: Court Lacks Jurisdiction over FMLA Claim Covered by Union Contract https://t.co/JikyMAqxc7

May 17

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination – Intersectionality and Sex-Plus https://t.co/eo7NThzinE

May 17

California Hikes 2023 Minimum Wage https://t.co/yAHxoKLwV0