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Off-Duty Recreational Cannabis Use to be Protected in New Jersey

After contentious negotiations, Governor Phil Murphy has signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (the Act) implementing the constitutional amendment embracing recreational marijuana ratified in November 2020. When the framework created by the Act is in place, New Jersey will be the first state in the nation to protect employees from almost any adverse employment action triggered by off-work recreational marijuana activity. Employer policies and drug-testing programs will have to be modified to comply with the broad requirements of the new law. Learn More

Littler Lightbulb: Wage and Hour Developments During the First Month of the Biden Administration

It has been just one month since the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States, and he has been moving quickly to change the wage and hour landscape. This Lightbulb illuminates some of the more important developments affecting wage and hour law taken during the first 30 days of the Biden administration. Learn More

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Changes in Sonoma County, San Francisco, and the City of Los Angeles

On February 9, 2021, the Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that, effective immediately, expands coverage under its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance while clarifying and/or amending leave and notice requirements. The same day, the San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors adopted, and sent to the mayor, an ordinance that extends its expiring EPSL ordinance for an additional 60 days, prospectively exempts certain non-profits from coverage, and prospectively narrows instances in which some employees may use leave. The next day, February 10, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti revised an order requiring employers to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) by broadening employee coverage and, as a result, changing how employers must calculate the amount of SPSL they provide employees. Learn More

Baker & Hostetler LLP
California’s Supreme Court issued an opinion today that will likely further increase employers’ risk of class action lawsuits arising out of meal…
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers can help employers limit litigation exposure, especially to wage…
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last Thursday, Assembly Bill 1179 was introduced to require California employers with 1,000 or more to provide “backup ” for children under 14. To be…
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Court Rules the Federal Officer Removal Statute May Provide “Critical Infrastructure” Companies Additional Pathway to Litigate COVID-19 Claims in…



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Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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