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Connecticut has added “sexual assault” as a qualifying reason for employees to take leave under the state’s family violence leave law. Employees who are victims

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What’s New The new “Know Your Rights” poster includes these changes:   The poster is available in English and Spanish and will be available in additional

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Chicago has published final regulations implementing the city’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance. The regulations impose the following new requirements on employers: Chicago’s

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania has passed a Human Relations Ordinance. The ordinance prohibits employers from engaging in discrimination based on “actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color,

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The state of New York has passed a new budget bill that, in part, requires employers to provide paid breaks for breastfeeding employees to express milk. Currently,

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Vermont has amended its Fair Employment Practices Act to provides that the term “race” as a protected class includes traits associated with or perceived to be associated with race,

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The Maryland state legislature has passed a flurry of laws affecting employers moving forward. Labor and employment-related changes include the following: Employers should review the

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Maine has passed Senate Bill 179, which increases enforcement and accountability for wage and hour violations. Prior to the amendment, employers or other individuals responsible for

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Illinois has published final regulations, implementing the state’s Paid Leave for All Workers Act. The final regulations differ slightly from the proposed regulations issued last year.

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New York state has amended its labor code to require employers to provide employees up to 20 hours of paid prenatal personal leave during any

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