All Items: Workplace Rules

  • Four States Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    November 5, 2020

    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.

  • Marijuana, Minimum Wage on the Ballot Again This Year

    October 19, 2020

    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.

  • Kansas City Joins Growing Trend of Hairstyle Discrimination Bans

    October 15, 2020

    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 Passes Toughest Facial-Recognition Ban in US

    September 17, 2020

    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 Restrict Employees' Moonlighting, NLRB Rules

    August 10, 2020

    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, Virginia Pass Protections Against Hair Discrimination

    March 16, 2020

    Colorado and Virginia have enacted legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual's natural hair or hairstyle.

  • Recent NLRB Rules and Decisions Reverse Standards Set by Obama-era Board

    December 20, 2019

    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.

  • McDonald's CEO Fired for Relationship With Employee

    November 8, 2019

    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.

  • Wendy's Sued for Alleged Illinois Biometric Data Law Violations

    October 14, 2019

    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).

  • Casual Dress Codes Prevalent in US Workplaces, Survey Finds

    September 6, 2019

    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%).

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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.