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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Rethinking Tattoo and Piercing Policies in the Modern Workplace: An Employer’s 5-Step Guide

June 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

While visible tattoos, facial piercings, and bright hair colors were once largely viewed as taboo in the workplace, attitudes have changed significantly in recent years — which means you may have difficulty attracting and retaining top talent if you adhere […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

June 20, 2024

Via: JD Supra

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States, impacting nearly 2 million American workers each year. California has taken a significant step towards ensuring […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Colorado Amends State Privacy Law to Include Biometric Data Requirements

June 19, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 31, 2024, Governor Jared Polis signed into law Colorado House Bill 24-1130 (HB 1130), amending the Colorado Privacy Act (the CPA) to impose new requirements on controllers that process biometric data. The amendments go into effect July 1, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Vermont Becomes Latest State to Enact Pay Transparency Law

June 18, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Vermont has joined the growing list of jurisdictions with pay transparency laws. On June 4, 2024, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed “An Act Relating to Disclosure of Compensation in Job Advertisements” (the “Act”). Pursuant to the Act, which will take effect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota passes the Consumer Data Privacy Act

June 18, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Minnesota has become the 18th state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law. On May 24, Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act into law to provide privacy rights to Minnesotans and to impose new requirements […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota Joins the Ranks: Enacting the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act

June 17, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On May 24, 2024, Governor Walz signed the recently passed Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act (“MCDPA” or “the Act”), making Minnesota the nineteenth state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law.  The MCDPA, effective July 31, 2025, provides robust protections […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New York State Takes the Lead in Introducing Paid Prenatal Leave for Medical Appointments of Pregnant Employees

June 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Starting from January 1, 2025, employers will be obligated to offer 20 hours of paid prenatal personal leave within a 52-week calendar period to pregnant employees for healthcare services related to their pregnancy. The obligation to offer this leave is […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Legal Update: Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Gets Major Overhaul: Who’s Covered, What Qualifies, and More

June 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 21, 2024, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation expanding Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave law beginning January 1, 2025. The new legislation expands the scope of employers covered by the law, increases the number of employees eligible for leave, and broadens […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Colorado Amends Privacy Act to Include Enhanced Biometric Data Requirements

June 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Colorado state legislature recently passed an amendment to the Colorado Privacy Act. The Colorado Privacy Act previously established the third broad data protection law in the U.S., after California and Virginia. The Colorado Privacy Act came into effect July 1, 2023, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workplace Harmony in 2024: Navigating the EEOC’s Latest Harassment Guidelines

June 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released long-awaited Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace, No. 915.064. The EEOC also published a “Summary of Key Provisions,” FAQs for employees, and a fact sheet for small businesses. This is the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

AI-Empowered HR: Crafting Compliance in the Digital Age

June 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) guiding employers on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources activities. The FAB focuses on how the use of AI can cause […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Local and State Employment Law Update

June 7, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The latest round of labor and employment law updates includes several changes impacting employers in jurisdictions across the nation, summarized below. Colorado Effective February 1, 2026 On May 17, 2024, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 24-205 into law, which requires Colorado employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Publishes Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers

June 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 14, 2024 the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) published guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers. This guidance, which is not legally binding, aims to clarify the DCR’s position […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act aka the EEOC’s New Baby

June 5, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the newest member of the family of federal anti-discrimination laws, is almost one year old! Instead of inviting employers over for cake and photo ops, after one year of accepting charges of discrimination under […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

June 4, 2024

Via: JD Supra

To whom does the Minnesota Act apply? The Minnesota Act imposes obligations on “controllers” – individuals or legal entities that determine the purpose and means of processing personal data – who either conduct business in the state of Minnesota or […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

A little Tax Court momentum

June 3, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Presidential administrations of both parties have made it a priority to fill vacancies up and down the judiciary in recent years. Except, maybe, when it comes to the U.S. Tax Court. As it stands, six of the Tax Court’s 19 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Workplace Law Update: 10 Essential Items on Your June To-Do List

June 3, 2024

Via: JD Supra

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law, especially since the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace. In order to ensure you stay on top of the latest changes and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Mixing Things Up Like a Certain Ice Cream Maker: Vermont Passes Consumer Data Privacy Law

May 31, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Just past midnight on May 11, 2024, the Vermont Legislature passed H.121, the Vermont Data Privacy Act (VDPA). If signed into law, the VDPA would become the most onerous state comprehensive privacy law in the country. Among other things, the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

What Employers Need to Know About the FTC’s Ban of Non-Competition Agreements

May 31, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On May 7, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published its controversial final rule (the “Rule”) that once effective will ban employers from entering into new non-compete agreements across the country, retroactively void a significant number of existing non-compete agreements, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies that Amendments to Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law Are Prospective

May 30, 2024

Via: LexBlog

In Maia v. IEW Construction Group, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided a critical issue in employer’s favor regarding the “look-back” periods and availability of liquidated damages under New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (WHL) and Wage Payment Law (WPL). […]