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  • Four States Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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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