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  • Connecticut Joins Growing List of States Banning Salary History Questions

    Date:
    May 25, 2018

    Connecticut has become the sixth state to enact a salary history inquiry prohibition. Effective January 1, 2019, no Connecticut employer may inquire or direct a third party to inquire about a prospective employee's wage and salary history.

  • Vermont Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    Date:
    May 22, 2018

    Beginning July 1, 2018, single-user restrooms in public buildings or places of public accommodation, including workplaces, must be available for use by persons of any gender.

  • Sexual Harassment Claims Gain More Transparency Under Maryland Law, Uber Policy

    Date:
    May 17, 2018

    Joining the trend of requiring more transparency in sexual harassment claims, Maryland has passed a law forbidding employment contracts that require employees to waive their rights to bring sexual harassment claims.

  • Vermont Joins Salary History Inquiry Ban Trend

    Date:
    May 14, 2018

    Vermont has become the latest state to enact a salary history question ban as Governor Phil Scott has signed a law prohibiting employers from asking such questions. The law aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women.

  • Philadelphia Salary History Ban Partially Blocked

    Date:
    May 4, 2018

    A federal judge has ruled that Philadelphia's salary history question ban violates the First Amendment, but he also upheld a separate provision that prevents employers from basing hiring decisions on an applicant's prior salary.

  • New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

    Date:
    May 3, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a sweeping paid sick and safe leave law. Effective October 29, an estimated 1.2 million workers in the Garden State will gain the right to paid sick leave.

  • California Supreme Court Establishes Employee-Friendly Independent Contractor Test

    Date:
    May 1, 2018

    In Dynamex Operations West v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Supreme Court established an employee-friendly "ABC test," under which a worker will be considered an employee under California's wage orders unless the hiring entity can show that three criteria are met.

  • Iowa Law Takes Pathway Around Affordable Care Act

    Date:
    April 27, 2018

    A new Iowa law, providing that not all health plans actually qualify as health insurance, appears to be an end-run around the Affordable Care Act's requirements.

  • New Jersey Poised to Enact Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    April 25, 2018

    New Jersey is expected to become the 10th state to pass a paid sick leave law, joining Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

  • New York Passes New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws

    Date:
    April 19, 2018

    New York employers must comply with several new anti-sexual harassment laws that were included in the state budget signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 12.

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