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December Updates

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This Short List addresses the following topics:
  1. 2020 Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contractors
  2. Second Circuit: Sexual Harassment vs. Sex Discrimination
  3. Third Circuit: Blue Penciling Noncompete Agreements is Okay
  4. Sixth Circuit: Statute of Limitations Cannot be Shortened for Title VII Cases
  5. Ninth Circuit: Home Care Workers’ Overtime Rule Retroactive Effective Date Applied
  6. Tenth Circuit: FLSA Applies to Workers in Cannabis Industry
  7. California: Calculating Meal and Rest Premiums Clarified
  8. California: Mandatory Service Charges May be Gratuities
  9. Bernalillo County, NM: PTO Start Date Moved Up
  10. New York: Reproductive Health Decisions Protected
  11. New York City, NY: Guidance on National Origin/Immigrant Status-based Discrimination
  12. Oregon: Don’t Retaliate – Even After Termination
  13. Columbia, SC: Criminal and Salary History Inquiries Banned
  14. San Antonio, TX: Paid Sick Leave on Hold – Again

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California: FEHA Amendments Expand Protections Related to “National Origin”

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July 1, 2018

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The Office of Administrative Law recently approved amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which include, in part, changes to the state’s anti-harassment, discrimination, and retaliation requirements related to the national origin of employees and job applicants, regardless of documented status.  These amendments go into effect July 1, 2018.

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Handling ACA Retaliation and Whistleblower Complaints

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October 13, 2016

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On October 13, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released final regulations regarding whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The Final Rule (“Rule”) is intended to protect employees who report alleged violations of the ACA, or who receive a premium tax credit or cost-sharing reduction for enrollment in a qualified health plan.  Overall, the rule is very similar to the interim rule implemented in 2013.  However, there are some changes that address procedures and timeframes for employee complaints, OSHA investigations, administrative review procedures, and more.

March Updates

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This HR Alert addresses the following topics:
  1. West Virginia Becomes a Right-to-Work State, Repeals Prevailing Wage
  2. Alabama Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Municipal Minimum Wage Ordinances
  3. New Hampshire Supreme Court Holds Individuals Can be Liable for Workplace Discrimination/Retaliation Cases

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