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Hey Compliance Warriors!   Here are some of the highlights regarding CA, CO, and federal employment law compliance. Read on…   California Creates Unelected Council to Set Minimum Wages/Working Conditions of 500,000 Fast Food Workers By Tony Oncidi and Ariel Brotman on Sep 12, 2022 05:18 pm On September 5, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed […]

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    Female Employee Was Sexually Harassed, Then Transferred and Denied Promotional Opportunity Because She Complained, Federal Agency Charges        Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc., a Delaware corporation operating in Greensboro, North Carolina, violated federal law when it subjected a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment and then retaliated against her for complaining about it, […]

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Attorney Harrison Oldham     In McQuillin v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., 36 F.4th 416 (2d Cir. 2022), a federal appeals court revived a former surgical-equipment salesman’s lawsuit against an insurer, for denying his claim for long-term disability benefits, even though the insurer argued it was still considering his appeal when the suit […]

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  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 24:6I-52a(2)(a), the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“NJ-CRC”) is charged with prescribing standards for a Workplace Impairment Recognition Expert (“WIRE”) certification, to be issued to full- or part-time employees, or others contracted to perform services on behalf of an employer, based on education and training in detecting and identifying an employee’s […]

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Pregnancy discrimination is against the law. The EEOC enforces two federal laws that protect job applicants and employees who are pregnant.   The first law is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which is called “Title VII.” It prohibits sex discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination. “Pregnancy” discrimination […]

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  DHS published Federal Register notice 87 FR 50786 on August 18 to invite public comments on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).   This proposed rule would create a framework under which the Secretary of Homeland Security could authorize alternatives to the current requirement that employers (or authorized representatives acting on an employer’s behalf) physically examine […]

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  David Ip allegedly interfered with workers’ lawsuit, aided worker’s arrest at deposition   The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit against the former owner of an Albany restaurant after he allegedly tried to intimidate three workers and prevent them from participating in a private class action lawsuit, thus depriving them of their full […]

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  Glass Repair Company Refused to Hire Applicant Because She Is Female, Federal Agency Charges   Ohio-based Safelite AutoGlass, a vehicle glass repair and replacement business, violated federal law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is a woman, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.   […]

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Attorney Harrison Oldham     In 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Young v. UPS, the Supreme Court created a framework for determining when employers violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) by not providing light duty or other accommodations to pregnant workers. Now, seven years later, courts are still grappling with the Supreme […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors!   Here are some of the highlights regarding CA, NY, NV, and federal employment law compliance. Read on… Four Wage and Hour Takeaways for Employers Following Recent Nevada Supreme Court Decision In a victory for employers in wage and hour class actions, on August 11, 2022, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the […]

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