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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

European Union set to ban forced labour products

September 23, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On September 14, 2022, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published its legislative proposal for a regulation prohibiting products made with forced labour on the European Union (EU) market1. The legislative proposal aims to prohibit producers, manufacturers and suppliers from placing […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Fair Trials for Employees with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

We often think of a fair trial in terms of having an impartial judge and jury, effective assistance of counsel, the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses, and the ability to cross-examine the adversary’s witnesses and present rebuttal evidence. However, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Human Rights Commission reacts to proposed migrant worker housing by-law in Kingsville

September 21, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently reacted to a proposed housing by-law for migrant workers in Kingsville. In August 2021, the Kingsville Town Council passed an interim control by-law restricting off-site dwellings for temporary farm workers until a housing study […]


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California Law Will Protect Employees’ Use of Marijuana Outside Work

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

The California Legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana during their off-work hours. Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in California since 2016. While off-duty use would be legally protected, the new bill […]


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What Is Indentured Servitude?

September 19, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Indentured Servitude? Indentured servitude is a form of labor where an individual is under contract to work without a salary to repay an indenture or loan within a certain timeframe. Indentured servitude was popular in the United States […]


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DOL’s Proposed Form Revision Could Have Chilling Effect on Contractors

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed form revision calling for federal contractors that use “persuaders”—consultants or attorneys who inform employees about the possible effects of unionization—to be publicly identified. The proposal could result in fewer contractors […]


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Labor Day 2022 Shows Union Activity at Highest Level in Decades

September 15, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Labor Day 2022 comes at an optimistic time for U.S. labor unions. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, representation petitions and elections were declining steadily. However, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election filings have increased by 58% in the first nine […]


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Wait – But the Disability Law Doesn’t Actually Say That!

September 15, 2022

Via: LexBlog

So awhile back, I wrote a blog post about DC laws that were passed but not implemented. But we just ran into the opposite issue – apparently DC has implemented a law that doesn’t – technically – exist! Let me […]


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New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Issues Workplace Guidance on Reasonable Suspicion Determinations

September 14, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“the Commission”) on September 9, 2022 issued long-awaited guidance for employers on how to respond when employees are suspected of marijuana impairment. This is the Commission’s first workplace guidance since the adoption of the […]


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FLSA Administrative Exemption Requires Showing that Employees Meet the Criteria

September 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employer failed to show that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) administrative exemption applied to two former employees who were suing for unpaid overtime, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Although the employees’ investigative duties were important […]


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CCLA and LEAF slam discriminatory Newmarket by-law

September 12, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF) have called for the immediate suspension and repeal of Newmarket By-Law 2020-31, which imposes new business license requirements on personal wellness establishments. CCLA and LEAF fear […]


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Top Five Labor Law Developments for August 2022

September 9, 2022

Via: National Law Review

1. Compensation in non-union jobs is outpacing compensation in union-represented jobs. A Bureau of Labor and Statistics report indicates the total wage and benefit costs for private-sector nonunionized employers was 3% higher than unionized employers for the 12-month period ending […]


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The NLRB Proposes to Re-Re-Revise Its Joint Employer Standard

September 8, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The rule as proposed would effectively overturn […]


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California Employers Get Ready: Expanded Privacy Compliance Begins in 2023

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors, collectively known as workforce members. The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended […]


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NLRB Issues Proposed Rule on Who Is a Joint Employer

September 6, 2022

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Sept. 6 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on the standard for who is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB recommends replacing the proposed rule that took […]


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Major Changes to the Australian Employment Law Landscape are Imminent

August 31, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On 21 May 2022, the Australian Federal Government changed with the election of the Australian Labour Party. During the election campaign, the new government proposed to conduct a summit to bring together employer, business, union and government leaders to explore […]


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NLRB Shifts to Heightened Scrutiny of Apparel Policies

August 31, 2022

Via: JD Supra

This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a 2019 decision concerning union apparel bans in the workplace. This decision was the first of the Biden Administration era NLRB to shift precedent. In the split decision, the NLRB ruled […]


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Employee Who Settled Individual Claims Can Bring PAGA Enforcement Action

August 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee who settled individual claims against her employer for alleged labor code violations was not subsequently barred from bringing a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) enforcement action against the employer for the same labor code violations, even though—prior to […]


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Unionized Starbucks Workers Were Allegedly Unlawfully Denied Raises

August 29, 2022

Via: SHRM

Starbucks unlawfully denied unionized workers raises that it provided to its nonunionized employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) maintained in an Aug. 24 complaint. The company denies any labor law violation. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM […]


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New Jersey Employers Must Update Workplace Postings

August 24, 2022

Via: SHRM

New Jersey employers will need to display revised posters, advising employees of their rights under the state’s anti-discrimination and family leave laws, according to regulations that were adopted by the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) on Aug. 1. […]