Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota have decisively backed ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana. In addition, Mississippi voted to legalize medical marijuana.
This November 3, voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota will decide marijuana-legalization measures, and voters in Florida will decide a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026.
Effective November 1, Kansas City, Missouri's anti-discrimination law will ban policies that prohibit, limit or otherwise restrict hairstyles and hair texture associated with a particular race.
Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.
Employers may lawfully maintain a rule or policy against moonlighting under a recent ruling by the NLRB, provided they do not use the rule to prohibit or discipline employees for engaging in protected activity.
Colorado and Virginia have enacted legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual's natural hair or hairstyle.
The National Labor Relations Board released a long-awaited rule on union elections as well as issuing new rulings affecting dues checkoff requirements, use of employer email systems for organizing and work rules requiring confidentiality during workplace investigations.
The McDonald's Corporation board of directors fired the company's CEO after concluding that he had violated a company policy prohibiting managers from engaging in relationships with employees.
Two former Wendy's employees have filed a lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant chain claiming that the way that the company stores and handles biometric data violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Almost eight in 10 respondents to a survey conducted by the staffing and recruitment company Randstad reported that their current employer's dress code policy is either business casual (26%), casual (33%) or non-existent/no dress code at all (20%).
News: HR guidance on implementing work rules that effectively address employer objectives and provide employees and supervisors with guidance as to acceptable and unacceptable workplace conduct.
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